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Words Have Power

Each year, the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom calculates the Top Ten Most Challenged Books. Here’s the just released list for 2016: This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki This young adult graphic novel, … Continue reading

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the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men

Eighty years ago this month, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men was first published. Based on Steinbeck’s own experiences as a bindlestiff – an impoverished migratory worker – in California during the 1920s, Of Mice and Men tells the story of George Milton and … Continue reading

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So we don’t die of truth

“We have our arts so we don’t die of truth” Ray Bradbury        

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America’s Libraries

The American Library Association has released its annual Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books, which is included in the ALA’s yearly State of America’s Libraries Report. You can read the report in its entirety here. The Top Ten Most … Continue reading

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Stand Up To Big Lego

Last year the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei created a compelling installation of portraits of 175 political dissidents at Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco. Ai used thousands of tiny Lego bricks to make each picture. The artist planned to do … Continue reading

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2001: A Blog Odyssey

While I was otherwise engaged, Travel Between The Pages somehow managed to publish 2000 posts. To be honest, I launched the blog five years ago on a whim with no long term plan, or goal for that matter. I did, … Continue reading

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Ban This Book

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Animal Farm is still banned in Cuba

It seems that as long as there have been books governments have been banning them. This infographic from printerinks.co.uk takes the long view on book banning throughout history. via http://www.printerinks.com

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Take a stand against censorship

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Banned Book Week campaign against censorship in America. The folks at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange in Arizona have continued their three decade-long commitment to the cause with a compelling video (see below). The six … Continue reading

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American Censorship Day

Today the United States Congress begins holding hearings on the first significant U.S. Internet censorship legislation. If this very scary bill passes, the Internet will never be the same. We are on the precipice of a new era of repression … Continue reading

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