Critical Linking: December 22, 2013

William Powell was 19 when he wrote one of the iconic terrorist handbooks of the 20th Century, The Anarchist Cookbook. Now, after the most recent school shooting in Colorado, he has called for the publisher to delist the book.

I can’t imagine anything I wrote at 19 being published, much less something like this.

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Enter BiblioTrucka, a cost-effective new-age mobile library conceived by the student trio to serve primarily low-income schools and communities lacking basic library resources. The ASU team hatched the idea of converting retired food trucks into libraries on wheels as part of their Changemaking in Education course co-taught by ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Teach For America.

The Bookmobile lives!

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Kids’ Right to Read Project has revealed that book censorship is on the rise in school districts across the U.S. this year. In fact, according to a report in Shelf Awareness, the organization saw a 53 percent increase in cases in 2013, as compared to 2012.

What is UP with that?

 

 

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