Monthly Archives: September 2017

Research a book before you challenge it!

Think of your favorite board book or book from your toddler years. Do you have fond memories of ” Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?” This children’s book staple was at one time a banned book. In 2010 … Continue reading

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“Fun Home” raises concerns

Students usually associate bans and challenges within a k-12 education setting. However, that’s not always the case. In 2015 a Duke university  freshmen expressed concern over the summer reading selection of “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel. The award winning graphic novel … Continue reading

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A book about penguins tops the banned list

Penguins can cause controversy.  The book “And Tango Makes Three” is about penguins in the Central Park Zoo. It was also the “American Library Associations Most Challenged in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.  It has been challenged in public schools … Continue reading

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6th Annual Banned Books Read Out

Yesterday was the Gingrich Library’s 6th Annual Banned Books Read Out. Soft pretzels were on hand to eat while listening to readers.Thank you to all who participated! Excerpts were read from the following banned/challenged books: ” The Handmaiden’s Tale” by … Continue reading

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A “Dirty Cowboy” gets a bath and then gets banned

Sometimes even children’s picture books can be subject to a challenge or ban. This was the case with the book ” The Dirty Cowboy” by Amy Timberlake. ” The Dirty Cowboy” is the story of a cowboy who decides he … Continue reading

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