West Bend

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 [...]

Launching the Free Speech Leadership Council: A Conversation with Toni Morrison

By |2019-03-20T13:29:08-04:00June 1st, 2009|Blog|

This Wednesday, June 3, National Coalition Against Censorship’s launches the Free Speech Leadership Council with A Conversation with Toni Morrison. Talking with Fran Lebowitz, Morrison will talk about her new book Burn This Book and her experiences with censorship. Just recently, Morrison's Song of Solomon was pulled - and then returned - in AP classes in Shelby, MI. This book, [...]

Calling for a book burning in West Bend, Wisconsin

By |2019-03-13T15:08:55-04:00May 6th, 2009|Blog|

We’ve been covering the challenges to several books in West Bend, Wisconsin, including Geography Club and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Meanwhile, critics there recently called for restrictions on a third book, Baby Be Bop by Francesca Lia Block. The Christian Civil Liberties Union’s Milwaukee branch has, in fact, filed a legal claim, arguing that the plaintiffs (all of [...]