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CBS This Morning
Air date May 14, 2016
"Beyond Magenta" was among the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015, as noted in the American Library Association's "State of America's Libraries" report.
Librarian James Larue, who helped compile the list, told Nair that four of the 10 titles were about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. (In addition to "Beyond Magenta," they included "Fun Home," by Alison Bechdel, source of the Tony-winning Broadway musical; "I Am Jazz," by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings; and "Two Boys Kissing," by David Levithan).
The list also contains two books about Islam ("Habibi," by Craig Thompson; and "Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan," by Jeanette Winter); two about mental disability ("The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," by Mark Haddon, and "Looking for Alaska," by John Green); the Bible, which Larue says has appeared many times before; and "Fifty Shades of Grey," by E.L. James, which was initially self-published erotica that has since sold more than 125 million copies worldwide.
By Melanie Eversley
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By a vote of 74-18, the U.S. Senate confirmed
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Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar
By Winnie Hu
Monday, July 4, 2016
Far from becoming irrelevant in the digital age, libraries. in New York City and around the nation are thriving: adding weekend and evening hours; hiring more librarians and staff; and expanding their catalog of classes and services to include things like job counseling, coding classes and knitting groups.
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