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Delegates to the COP21 Climate Change Conference Assemble in the Plenary Hall Before Speeches By French President Hollande, Foreign Minister Fabius, and UN Secretary-General Ki-moon (23069791503)

Delegates to the COP21 Climate Change Conference Assemble in the Plenary Hall Before Speeches By French President Hollande, Foreign Minister Fabius, and UN Secretary-General Ki-moon

 

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Dakota Access Pipeline Proposed Route

Dakota Access Pipeline Proposed Route

Banned Books Week, 2016

Banned Books Week, 2016 web adThroughout the country children are beginning a new academic year. Teachers are sending out their lists of required readings, and parents are beginning to gather books. In some cases, classics like “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “The Catcher in the Rye,” and “To Kill a Mocking Bird,” may not be included in curriculum or available in the school library due to challenges made by parents or administrators.

Since 1990, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has recorded more than 10,000 book challenges. A challenge is a formal, written complaint requesting a book be removed from library shelves or school curriculum. About three out of four of all challenges are to material in schools or school libraries, and one in four are to material in public libraries. OIF estimates that less than one-quarter of challenges are reported and recorded. read more…