The Missouri school board that banned Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and Sarah Ockler’s Twenty Boy Summer from the Republic High School library and curriculum says it will reconsider its decision next month.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, was removed from 6th-grade reading lists in Albemarle County, Virginia, August 11 after a parent complained about its anti-Mormon content.
In response to a Missouri school board’s order to banSlaughterhouse-Five from the Republic High School library and curriculum, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indianapolis will offer a free copy of the book to the first 150 of the school’s stud
Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and Sarah Ockler’s young adult novel Twenty Boy Summer have been banned from a Missouri high school curriculum and library after a local resident complained that they teach principles contrary to the Bible.
A federal court has ruled that a California Department of Corrections policy prohibiting inmates from viewing R-rated movies, as well as movies that “glorify violence or sex,” does not violate the First Amendment.
The board of the Richland (Wash.) School District reversed its ban on Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The July 11 4–1 vote to put the young adult novel about a Native American teen back onto the district’s reading lists rescinded a 3–2 decision June 14 to remove it.
The parents of a 6-year-old who attends Channelview (Tex.) Independent School District’s Brown Elementary School has persuaded the school board to order removed from school-library shelves Dav Pilkey’s The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby.
The Federal District Court in Anchorage has permanently barred enforcement of an Alaska statute criminalizing the online posting of sexual imagery that is “harmful to minors,” stating that it threatened to reduce all speech on the internet “to only what is fit for children.”