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"This is a book about dinosaurs. No it's not. Dinosaurs are not allowed. Oh. This is now a book about avocados! Sorry. We deleted those too. FINE. This book is about—nope! Forbidden! BANNED! Maybe you shouldn't even try reading this book…But what could possibly be inside? Discover just what happens when we aren't allowed to freely share and explore ideas with this funny, self-referential picture book romp that kids (and grown-ups) will want...
Explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children's literature: The best selling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of readers and became one of the most banned books of modern times. Includes the author's family, scholars, folklorists, artists, fans, and children's book authors such as R.L. Stine, Q.L. Pearce, and more.
Kanzi...has come to feel welcome in her American school--that is, until an entire shelf of books about immigrant kids and kids of color suddenly disappears from the school library. Upon learning that the books with kids who look like her have been banned by her school district, Kanzi descends into fear and helplessness. But her classmates support her, and together--with their teacher's help--they hatch a plan to hold a bake sale and use the proceeds...
Based on the obscenity trial of D.H. Lawrence's book "Lady Chatterley's lover." The book was banned in England for 30 years for its graphic language and depictions of illicit sex. The case finally came before a jury of ordinary citizens in October 1960. Two jurors have their passion inflamed by Lawrence's prose. After weighing in the evidence in court each day, they explore new erotic frontiers by night. In the end, they must decide whether the novel...
"It's 1983 during South Korea's Fifth Republic, a military regime that has entrenched its power through censorship, torture, and the murder of portesters. In this charged political climate, a freahman named Kim Hyun Sook seeks refuge in the comfort of books. When the handsome young editor of the school newpaper invites her to his reading group, she expect to talk about Moby Dick, Hamlet, and The Scarlet Letter. Instead, she finds herself hiding in...
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