The novel by Fredrik Backman has been banned district-wide after parents complained about vulgarity and graphic scenes.
Mahwah Township elementary schools have instituted a new policy that limits students’ ability to check out books to once every two to three weeks.
The Utah Education Network voted to deny access to EBSCO, a longtime, well-respected distributor of educational content that is used nationally in libraries and schools.
NCAC supports the Houston Public Library’s commitment to open and diverse programming.
Fort Myers High School in Florida has removed City of Thieves, a 2008 novel by David Benioff, one of the creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones, from the 10th grade curriculum.
Shorewood High School canceled the production hours before it was scheduled to debut, to the dismay of both supporters and planned protesters.
The National Coalition Against Censorship supports Rumford Public Library’s display and freedom to choose how best to serve their community.
Both The Hate U Give and All American Boys have been highly praised for their complex handling of stories centering on the intersections of racism and police violence, but local police are challenging the books’ inclusion on Waldo High School’s summer reading list.
Kick off summer with NCAC’s recommendations for books that amplify LGBTQ stories and voices, and that are frequently banned in schools!
Fun Home is under attack again, this time in a New Jersey High School.
A group called the Concerned Parents of San Diego held their children from school to protest the district’s Sexual Health Education Program, SHEP. Among the material the group finds objectionable is the award-winning It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris.
Student journalists at Prosper High School wrote to their Superintendent to protest the dismissal of their journalism instructor and the repeated censorship of editorial pieces in the student publication, Eagle Nation Online.
Often, the most frequently challenged books tell the stories that most need to be heard. The 10 most challenged books of 2017, according to the American Library Association, were no different.
Maggie Budzyna’s debut film, CENSORED, tackles the slippery slope of banning words from public dialogue. We spoke with the 17-year-old filmmaker about censorship, youth activism and the importance of using her artistic freedom to resist injustice. Watch her film and read the interview.
When her school district banned her favorite book, The Hate U Give, from libraries, 15-year old Ny’Shira Lundy was inspired to take action.
After a review committee voted to keep Tanya Lee Stone’s novel in Cody Public School libraries, the school board elected to remove it.
While it is understandable that a novel that repeatedly uses a highly offensive racial slur would generate discomfort among some parents and students, the problems of living in a society where racial tensions persist will not be resolved by banishing literary classics from the classroom.
With a Texas school board set to meet on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to determine the fate of an acclaimed young adult novel in district libraries, a local teenager has emerged as a vital voice for freedom of inquiry and expression.
Deyshia Hargrave was inappropriately removed from a school board meeting in Louisiana. The First Amendment guarantees all Americans a right to speak, inquire and petition the government.
During a year of marked ideological divisions, the right to free expression has been challenged by everyone from the alt-right to the far left. Our core values have been attacked by activists across the political spectrum. In this tumultuous year, we commend the allies who refuse to be silenced and continue to defend the right to free speech and its value to our society.