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banned books week 2013

The ALA’s Banned Books Week is starting today (September 22-28, 2013) so it seems appropriate there’s been an increase in articles about books and censorship in the States. A few notable recent examples include: the North Carolina challenge of Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man, the challenge of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye in Alabama, the…

Toni Morrison at the Free Speech Leadership Council

Last month a high school in Shelby, Michigan ordered an English teacher to stop teaching students about Toni Morrison’s novel, “Song of Solomon.” Yesterday, Morrison helped the National Coalition Against Censorship launch the Free Speech Leadership Council, a collection of community leaders working together to combat censorship around the country. At the event, Morrison spoke…