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Krug Fund grant deadline extended to Friday

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Monday, April 29, 2013
The deadline for the FTRF Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants has been extended to this Friday, May 3 (Midnight Hawaii Time). If your library, school, university or community organization is interested in applying, please do so at! Questions? Contact Jonathan Kelley at (312) 280-4226 or

Tags:  Banned Books Week  grants  In Our Mothers House  Judith Krug Memorial Fund  LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund 

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Final settlement reached in Davis County

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A final settlement was reached last week in the Davis County, Utah book removal case.  In addition to returning the book In Our Mothers' House unrestricted to school library shelves, the school district agreed not to remove or restrict access to any library books based on Utah's ban on having "instructional materials" that contain "advocacy of homosexuality."

In their blog post on the settlement, the ACLU gave a hat tip to FTRF: 

"We received invaluable assistance from the Freedom to Read Foundation, which helped provide resources for challenging the restriction and identifying expert witnesses who could testify about how In Our Mothers' House was well within the mainstream of children’s literature and that the school’s decision to restrict access to the book violated bedrock principles of school library science.” 

Click here to read the full settlement.

Our congratulations to the plaintiffs, the ACLU, and to all those in the district whose First Amendment rights were in jeopardy.

Tags:  ACLU  banned books  Davis County  In Our Mothers House  litigation  Utah 

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