Tag Archives: Freedom to Read Week

Banned Book Club – Grapes of Wrath

–Edit March 21/12 – I wrote this on the third and apparently I hit “Save draft” instead of “Publish” because it was still sitting in my draft folder. Ah well. You can enjoy it now. Freedom to Read Week is … Continue reading

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It’s Freedom to Read Week in Canada

And every year at this time an updated list of challenged reading material gets posted. Here are some from this year’s list. One case had to do with a Saskatchewan school performing a version of Antigone which: was originally written … Continue reading

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File under: Makes no sense

The actual post is worth a read. A look at the date I posted that sent me hunting for the next Freedom to Read Week. It kicks off on the 26th and runs to March 3rd. Tonight my banned book … Continue reading

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The banned book “Have you Read it?” meme

I fell behind on reporting what my Banned Book club was reading. Last time it was Lolita, but I didn’t do a write-up; this week we talk about Brave New World, which I will make certain to write about. Last … Continue reading

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Freedom to Read Week: why we fight for the right to read

I’m quoting from an article that ran last February in the Queen’s University paper. The Library Communications Manager for Staufer Library, I’m guessing, had this to say about the need for events that highlight the issues surrounding censorship. “Sometimes the … Continue reading

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Banned Book Club – Robert Cormier’s The Chocolate War

Freedom to Read Week is still on and March 1st is the night my Banned Book club is getting together to discuss the merits of The Chocolate War. I hadn’t read it before and in case you haven’t either, here’s … Continue reading

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Readings from Challenged Works…

will happen at Frances Morrison Library in Saskatoon on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm in the Gallery. To celebrate Freedom to Read Week, local author George Khng, poet Mari-Lou Rowley and librarian Ann Foster will read parts from books that … Continue reading

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Freedom to Read Week – a controversial memoir

I don’t think I’ve heard of the book called Kaffir Boy by Mark Methabane but it’s made headlines in San Luis Obispo because a high school there has been debating its removal from school reading lists on account of one … Continue reading

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Freedom to Read Week – persecuted writers

Brown University is doing a good thing and thanks everyone who continues to sponsor and fund their International Writers Project. They offer one year fellowships to authors who’ve been challenged in their own countries over their writing. They’ve been running … Continue reading

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Here it is, the middle of Freedom to Read Week

and I’ve hardly mentioned much of anything in the way of that. Something comes to mind, though. These posts are set to drop on Facebook after I write them and one of my Facebook friends left a comment there about … Continue reading

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