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Banning of Books Signals Revolution in Tucson

Banned book includes Leslie Marmon Silko, Buffy Sainte Marie and Winona LaDuke

Updated Sunday with list of banned books and response from banned author and professor Roberto Rodriquez in Tucson

TUCSON -- Outrage was the response on Saturday to the news that Tucson
schools has banned books, including "Rethinking Columbus," with an essay
by award-winning Pueblo author Leslie Marmon Silko, who lives in
Tucson, and works by Buffy Sainte Marie and Winona LaDuke.

The decision to ban books follows the 4 to 1 vote on Tuesday by the
Tucson Unified School District board to succumb to the State of Arizona,
and forbid Mexican American Studies, rather than fight the state

The banned book, "Rethinking Columbus," includes work by many Native Americans, as Debbie Reese o

Added: Jan-15-2012 Occurred On: Jan-15-2012
By: tsatoke13
Tags: arizona, ethnic studies, ban, racism, white supremacy, school district, tuscon, banned books, book ban
Location: Arizona, United States (load item map)
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