Animal Farm

High school student sues Amazon for deleting 1984 from Kindle

By |2019-03-13T18:19:14-04:00August 3rd, 2009|Blog|

Amazon.com is facing a class-action lawsuit for remotely deleting two George Orwell titles, 1984 and Animal Farm, from all its customers’ Kindles.  Justin Gawronski, 17, a Michigan high school student, and Antoine J. Bruguier, a California Kindle user, claim that Amazon had no right to remove the books from their wireless e-book devices.  The knowledge that Amazon has that “technological [...]

Locker lending library of banned books makes reading cool

By |2019-03-07T21:45:06-04:00May 28th, 2009|Blog|

The Canturbury Tales, Candide, the Holy Qur’an, The Evolution of Man, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:  all these titles are on the list of books banned at a Catholic high school somewhere in the U.S.  But that also means you can find them among the texts of Kat Atreides’ covert lending library, which she runs out of her [...]