The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Policies: NCAC Responds to Review of “Fault in Our Stars” Ban in Riverside Unified School District

By |2019-03-07T22:47:44-04:00December 8th, 2014|Incidents|

Update: Another victory for KRRP! Last night, the board voted 3-2 to reinstate the book to middle school libraries. Read more about the decision here. In October, CA's Riverside Unified School District raised some eyebrows when a review committee decided to yank John Green's acclaimed The Fault in Our Stars from the district's middle school libraries. The reason? Age-appropriateness; the committee, in a [...]

Free Speech Groups Urge School District to Reinstate “The Fault in Our Stars” to Middle School Libraries

By |2019-03-07T23:05:05-04:00October 3rd, 2014|Incidents|

NCAC along with seven other other free speech organizations sent a letter to the Riverside Unified School District urging the School Board to reinstate The Fault in Our Stars by John Green to middle school libraries. A reconsideration committee voted to remove the book after a parent of a middle school student raised objections to the novel's language and sexual content. The [...]

Riverside Schools Want Kids to Think They’re Immortal

By |2019-03-07T22:51:54-04:00September 30th, 2014|Blog|

Author John Green’s work has once again come under the censorship chopping block, this time in Riverside, California. His award-winning love story, The Fault in our Stars, was taken out of middle school libraries because the novel’s subject matter involves two terminally-ill teens who use crude language and have sex. “I just didn't think it was appropriate for an 11-, [...]