Archives: Banned Books Week

Yes, people are still trying to ban books. And they should be opposed.

September 19, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, First Amendment, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, journalism.

You can shield yourself from ideas that make you uncomfortable or that you disagree with. You may be able, to some extent, to limit the exposure that the young people in your care have to those ideas. But you cannot shield your community from the things you disagree with. That’s called censorship, and in any practical • Read More »

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This week’s Remarkable Woman: Lillian Ross; a new author and a watercolor

October 2, 2017 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: newsletter.

This newsletter was sent to all of those on Jim’s email (3,576) list on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.   We are coming to the end of Banned Books Week in the United States. The right to read is important and is always under threat, no matter where we live. Too many people get the idea that if • Read More »

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