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Germany’s Parthenon of Banned Books

 In Kassel, Germany, at the place where the Nazis once burned books by Jewish and Marxist writers, Argentinian artist Marta Minujín built a huge tribute to free speech called the Parthenon of Books. It featured more than 100,000 books donated by the public.

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U.S. Court Upholds Miami Book Banning

Last week, the U.S. federal appeals court upheld the Miami-Dade School Board decision to ban a children’s book about Cuba.  The court ruled that the First Amendment was not breached when Vamos a Cuba (A Visit to Cuba) was pulled from library school shelves in 2006. Vamos a Cuba is part of a series aimed […]

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School Board Bans Book From Sophomore Required Reading List

Bless Me, Ultima has been banned from the sophomore required reading list in central California.  The Newman Crows Landing Board of Education pulled the Chicano coming-of-age novel from high school classes based on the superintendent’s and trustees’ decision that the book contained too much profanity. Review of the novel began last year in response to […]

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