Looking For Alaska

Victory for Looking for Alaska in Kentucky!

By |2019-03-08T00:15:55-04:00May 3rd, 2016|Blog, NCAC at work|

We received some great news from Kentucky this morning: a reconsideration committee in Marion County voted to keep John Green’s highly acclaimed first novel Looking for Alaska on its high school shelves last night. The book received a complaint from a parent who not only refused to let his child read the book, but determined it was "filth" and good [...]

Third Time’s the Charm? NCAC Responds to Red-Flagging Policy in WI School District

By |2019-03-07T22:46:22-04:00October 7th, 2014|Incidents|

NCAC and other free speech organizations sent a letter to the Waukesha School District in regard to efforts made to remove Looking for Alaska by John Green, Chinese Handcuffs by Chris Crutcher, and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini in classrooms and libraries, and to reject the idea of "red-flagging books that deal with sex, rape, extreme violence and brutality, and animal cruelty." In a previous [...]