2013 Intellectual Freedom Award

ban-CST-031613_003.JPGChicago’s Lane Tech student body and the school’s 451 Degrees Banned Book Club received the Illinois Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Award for their protest against the removal of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis. Chicago Public schools removed the novel from seventh grade classrooms because of its “powerful images of torture.” Lane Tech students waved signs along Western Avenue chanting “No more banned books” and “Let us read.” Because of their protests, the policy was reversed. Way to go, Lane Tech! Read more in this Chicago Sun-Times article.


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