Alexie, Pilkey books among most 'challenged' of past decade
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall. Alexie is included in a list of authors who wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. The association does not formally count the number of times books are actually removed from a library shelf or from a school reading list. “There are actually two lines of objections to the Anne Frank diary,” Caldwell-Stone says.
Mangino column: Reexamining ‘Mockingbird’ after 60 years
*****This year marks the 60th anniversary of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Published in 1960, the book is a literary classic that won Lee a Pulitzer Prize. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the most read literary works in American history with over 30 million copies sold. Racism continues to permeate the criminal justice system. In “To Kill a Mockingbird,” after Robinson’s conviction, Finch and his son, Jem, discussed the real or perceived flaws of the criminal justice system. There is always the possibility, no matter how improbable, that he’s innocent.”For people of color, racism in the criminal justice system goes far beyond the finding of guilt.monroenews.com
7/13: Son of Boston police captain charged in terror bomb plot; "Go Set A Watchman" incites controversy over race
The son of a Boston police captain was arrested and charged with plotting to attack and bomb a college campus; There's criticism clouding the upcoming release of Harper Lee's second novel, "Go Set A Watchman".cbsnews.com