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Kids’ Right to Read urges Leesburg library to uphold decision

By |2019-03-07T22:43:20-04:00July 7th, 2009|Blog|

The Kids' Right To Read Project sent a letter today to the Leesburg Public Library Advisory Board applauding their decision to keep two challenged books on the shelves in the Young Adult section without labeling or restricting them in any way.  We also urged the Board to uphold its decision during an appeals process.  Libraries serve every member of the [...]

Gossip Girl controversy goes national on FOX News

By |2019-03-13T15:05:54-04:00June 15th, 2009|Blog|

FOX News ran a national broadcast today about the Leesburg, Florida controversy over the Gossip Girl series of books in a public library.  The segment, Unfit to Print?, features Dixie Fechtel and Dianne Venetta, the two mothers who brought their complaints before the Library Board, had them rejected, and are now petitioning the City Commission to have the [...]

Gossip Girl, Bermudez Triangle to remain in Young Adult section in Florida library

By |2019-03-15T15:22:32-04:00June 11th, 2009|Blog|

Yesterday, the Leesburg Library Advisory Board in Florida refused to move a couple of Young Adult books into the adult section of the library or give them advisory labels.  Parents had drawn up a petition in April against the YA status of the books, Only in Your Dreams: A Gossip Girl Novel and The Bermudez Triangle. Mothers Dixie Fechtel and [...]

‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘The Bermudez Triangle’ Challenged in Leesburg, FL

By |2019-03-15T15:20:28-04:00April 7th, 2009|Blog|

We wrote some weeks ago about censorship and cyberbullying on the TV show, Gossip Girl. Now, Gossip Girl (the book), and The Bermudez Triangle are under fire. One parent in Leesburg, FL has challenged The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson and Only in Your Dreams: A Gossip Girl Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar because she objects to sexual content and [...]