Topics :: banned books

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Singapore Backs Call to Destroy Gay-Themed Books

By Satish Cheney | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries. All copies will be destroyed.

2 Moms Book Back on Utah School District’s Shelves

Tuesday Jan 15, 2013
A book about a lesbian couple raising children has returned to a Utah school district’s library shelves, amid a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union.

Oxford, Mississippi Marks Faulkner’s Passing

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Friday Jul 13, 2012
Five decades after his death, William Faulkner still draws literary pilgrims to his Mississippi hometown, the "little postage stamp of native soil" he made famous through his novels.

ACLU Criticizes Utah School District for Removing Lesbian Parenting Book

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 2, 2012
ACLU is challenging a Utah school district’s decision that restricts elementary school students from accessing a picture book about a lesbian couple raising children.

’Tango’ Tops Challenged Books List Once Again

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Apr 13, 2011
The tale of two male penguins who nested together, hatched an egg, and raised a chick called Tango has slipped from the #1 spot on the National Library Association’s list of challenged books, but it still ranks in the Top Ten after all these years.

N.J. School Board Bans Gay Book

By Kilian Melloy | Monday May 10, 2010
A New Jersey school board voted to ban a gay-themed book from a high school library following a complaint from a local chapter of Glenn Beck’s 9.12 Project.
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