banned books

Illinois Parents Freaking Out Over ‘Smut’ Like Maya Angelou

Illinois Parents Freaking Out Over ‘Smut’ Like Maya Angelou

Some people have far too much time on their hands. A group of parents in Illinois are on a crusade to stop “smut” books from being taught at Lemont High School. Laura Reigle, a mother of a student at the school, recently posted a blog post about stopping “pornography” from being taught in English class. She […]

Literary Classics Yanked From Library Shelves – Is This The Start Of Book Burning? (VIDEO)

Literary Classics Yanked From Library Shelves – Is This The Start Of Book Burning? (VIDEO)

School officials in Accomac, Virginia, have pulled two of the most important works of literature from their shelves. The action comes after a parent complained about racial slurs in the classic novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A Nation Divided The unnamed parent of a high school student spoke out about […]

A ‘Curious Incident’ In Florida Involving Faith And Censorship

A ‘Curious Incident’ In Florida Involving Faith And Censorship

When I was in high school in Texas, English classes were a curious marriage of literature and language. A lot of books and short stories were read and a lot of essays were composed in response. Instead of reading something important, like Infinite Jest or Uncle Tom’s Cabin, we read crap like Shakespeare and Great Expectations. My hatred of […]

California School Bans ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Because Of Parent Complaint

California School Bans ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Because Of Parent Complaint

From the Los Angeles Register: A Riverside schools committee has banned the book The Fault in Our Stars from its middle schools after a parent challenged the teen love story as inappropriate for that age group. Following a parent’s similar complaint over a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel in Cucamonga School District, the Rancho Cucamonga Middle School library […]