Controversy arose over the announcement that the library would host the family-focused program, which features reading, singing and crafts presided over by drag queens.
The book, which tells Jazz’s story of struggle with having “a girl brain but a boy body,” was brought to school in June by a transitioning kindergartner at Rocklin Academy Gateway School.
Book challenge season has begun in Indianapolis!
By choosing to remove the book, a precedent is set for the success of future book challenges that place objectionable content over pedagogical merit.
The objecting New London parents say that the book features “gratuitous and unnecessary” profanity and sexual references.
The bill is vague, allowing challenges and changes to curricular selections made by ideological actors.
The parents claim that the school taught solely Islamic religious practices in a World Culture and Geography curriculum, ignoring education in other world religions.
The decision to cancel the play was understandable, given the controversy around the photo, but was it the best decision that could have been made?
S.B. 393 is the latest in a string of similar “anti-science bills” introduced in states around the country. One such bill was rejected by South Dakota’s House Education Committee last month.
The Kids’ Right to Read Project responds to some of the most frequently heard myths when it comes to challenged and banned books in this downloadable pulpy one-sheet inspired by Tales from the Crypt.
TTYL and sequel TTFN by Lauren Myracle were described by Fla. parents as telling kids “to party, drink, cuss, and do other obscene things.”
Renae Roscart, 15, considers parents who argued for the reading list removal to be “pretending that sexual assault and alcoholism isn’t something that youths encounter.”
NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project activated to advise a reconsideration committee in Sweet Home, OR to retain the use of Alexie’s popular young adult novel in 8th grade classrooms. Parents and other citizens whose children do not even attend Sweet Home Public Schools have complained about the book’s content. Before the book was taught, […]