The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Florida School District Moves to Ban The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By |2016-07-07T13:05:17-04:00May 24th, 2016|Incidents, NCAC at work|

After two parents complained about sex, drugs, and drinking in Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which had been assigned in a 7th grade advanced language arts students at Pasco Middle School in Dade City, Florida, the superintendent called for the removal of the book and initiated a formal review that has recommended a district-wide ban. According the Tampa Bay Times, Superintendent Kurt [...]

Blast from the Past: Read Original News Articles from the Historic Island Trees Book Banning Case

By |2019-03-07T23:42:06-04:00June 25th, 2013|Blog|

Thirty-one years ago today, the Supreme Court upheld students rights to read in the Island Trees School district in Long Island. The 5-4 decision of Board of Education vs. Pico found that the school board violated the First Amendment when they removed certain books from junior high and high school libraries after parents complained they were “objectionable.” Check out some [...]

Parents ready to try banning books again in West Bend, WI; this time with a new library board

By |2019-03-15T15:21:04-04:00July 22nd, 2009|Blog|

The fight continues in Wisconsin where parents are calling to ban (and possibly burn) books from a public library. This time they face a library board friendlier to their cause, now that the four pro-First Amendment members weren’t reinstated. CNN reports that parents who object to a list of 82 books in the young adult section, including The Perks of [...]

Locker lending library of banned books makes reading cool

By |2019-03-07T21:45:06-04:00May 28th, 2009|Blog|

The Canturbury Tales, Candide, the Holy Qur’an, The Evolution of Man, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:  all these titles are on the list of books banned at a Catholic high school somewhere in the U.S.  But that also means you can find them among the texts of Kat Atreides’ covert lending library, which she runs out of her [...]