Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Children’s Book News
Carole Boston Weatherford’s book, “Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom,” released in September by Jump at the Sun press, is the winner of an NAACP image award; a Caldecott Honor book awarded by The American Library Association; a Coretta Scott King award for illustration.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Kansas House Obscenity Bill
Some Kansas legislators want to pass House Bill No. 2200 to censor book choices for Kansas teachers. A Kansas parent group Citizens for Literary Standards in Schools has sought for two years to get the Blue Valley school district to remove 14 books from its curriculum. Some of the titles include “Black Boy,” “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and “Song of Solomon.”There’s fear that teachers will censor book choices for classes to avoid legal problems if the bill becomes law.