It’s a hot time for book challenges, bans and questions.
- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: pulled from the high school library, back in the library today.
- Satanic Verses: Salman Rushdie reflects on attempted censorship by his 20-year fatwa
- The Bookseller of Kabul: “temporarily banned in Wyandotte Public Schools” while Superintendent reviews the book.
- Night Talk: one parent wants the story of an interracial friendship pulled for its graphic sexual passages.
- Huck Finn: with a black man now president, should students still read it? In a 2001 piece, NCAC’s executive director argues for keeping Huck Finn in the curriculum, in a 1995 piece, Emily Wolfe – NCAC’s coordinator – addresses how to teach the book.