npr books: Banned Romance

npr books: Banned Romance

Banned Romance: What’s so bad about happily after after? by Maya Rodale September 22, 2013 As Banned Books Week begins, it’s a good time to examine one genre that frequently falls afoul of censors: romance. When it comes to books banned for obscenity, it’s easy to assume that just the naughty bits are getting people … Continue reading

Celebrate the 2013 Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival – Sept. 21-27

Celebrate the 2013 Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival – Sept. 21-27

From the Cedar Rapids Gazette By guest contributor, Maeve Clark, September 15, 2013 This year’s festival highlights include: Why books are banned — Explore censorship in libraries by participating in the library’s interactive first floor display and program. What book at the library do you find problematic? What book or film has offended you in … Continue reading