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Students React to Writer's Talk by Burning Her Book

Jennine Capó Crucet was speaking out against white privilege

(Newser) - A visiting novelist at Georgia Southern University inspired such debate Wednesday that some students set her book on fire, BuzzFeed reports. Jennine Capó Crucet told a student audience about her novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, which depicts a Cuban American girl trying to fit in with a privileged, mostly...

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Priests Hold Book Burning

Polish priests burn 'Harry Potter,' 'Twilight' tomes

(Newser) - Book burning is not a thing of the past, at least not in Poland, where Catholic priests recently burned books they believe to be sacrilegious. Among the tomes that went up in flames were Harry Potter books, thanks to concerns about witchcraft and sorcery. The evangelical SMS From Heaven Foundation...

Man Burns LGBT Kids' Books to Spite Pride Event

There may be legal action against Paul Dorr by the library where he says he got the books from

(Newser) - What was supposed to be a positive celebration of an LGBT community in Iowa was somewhat marred after a man recorded himself on Facebook burning LGBT-themed books (some of them children's volumes) he said he'd checked out of the Orange City Public Library. The Des Moines Register IDs...

Dad Has Perfect Burn for Book Club Permission Slip

Son needed OK to read 'Fahrenheit 451,' about book censorship

(Newser) - Rain on your wedding day? Not really ironic . Not being allowed to read a dystopian novel about book censorship without getting the green light from your parents? Maybe a little ironic. That's the situation Milo Radosh found himself in when he had to get a permission slip signed so...

So, How Does One Actually Burn a Book?

It's not as much of a no-brainer as you might think

(Newser) - There's been plenty of talk about Koran burning of late, but amid discussions of legality and appropriateness, one topic hasn't gotten much attention: "If you wanted to engage in a ritual of gross religious intolerance, what would be the best way to burn a book?" asks Brian Palmer for...

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