Author Archive: Phil Morehart



Persepolis Stays in Chicago Public Schools, But Out of Classrooms

March 15, 2013

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett has reversed a directive to pull Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, from CPS libraries, though she maintains the book is not appropriate for 7th graders and should be removed from classrooms. Byrd-Bennett’s reversal comes amid criticisms and complaints from parents, teachers, students, and … Continue reading Persepolis Stays in Chicago Public Schools, But Out of Classrooms


Caroline Kennedy (center)

Newsmaker: Caroline Kennedy

March 1, 2013

Caroline Kennedy has been a lifelong advocate for reading, literacy, and libraries. Her career has included work with the New York City Department of Education and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Most recently, she spoke at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting and served this year as honorary chair of National Library Week. Kennedy has … Continue reading Newsmaker: Caroline Kennedy