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There’s an Uncensored Library in Minecraft
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There’s an Uncensored Library in Minecraft

“It didn’t come from the Government down. There was no dictum, no declaration, no censorship, to start with, no! Technology, mass exploitation, and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God. There is more than one way to burn a book.” Ray Bradbury. The E-JSD is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my...

Smoking Cotton by Seth Underwood
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Smoking Cotton by Seth Underwood

A science fiction future interview with the scientist who discovered Boutcyclidine, one of the least harmful drugs available to humanity which has now turned lethal. This is not real, but fiction. Author’s Page Link on Joseph Street Digest – Seth Underwood By signing up for our Newsletter, you will automatically get a Free 1-Year Paid...

Librarians Complained About Being “Windowed” for E-Books by Large Publishing House in 2019
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Librarians Complained About Being “Windowed” for E-Books by Large Publishing House in 2019

“I have an unshaken conviction that democracy can never be undermined if we maintain our library resources and a national intelligence capable of utilizing them.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a letter to publisher Herbert Putnam Unlike our previous reporting on book censuring with libraries, NPR recently reported on the state of the e-book business....

Literature in the News | Librarians Complained About Being “Windowed” for E-Books in 2019 |E-JSD
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Literature in the News | Librarians Complained About Being “Windowed” for E-Books in 2019 |E-JSD

Literature in the News | Librarians Complained About Being “Windowed” for E-Books by Large Publishing House in 2019 |E-JSD According to NPR, in 2019 librarians protested publishing house, Mcmillian, for a practice known as windowing, where e-books were embargoed to only one possible copy being loaned for a specified time. Check out the NPR story...

The Toll of ASMR Fame | E-JSD | A Free Audiobook
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The Toll of ASMR Fame | E-JSD | A Free Audiobook

The Toll of ASMR Fame | E-JSD | A Short-Short Story Written By Amy Bexley Paul visits a Tokyo barbershop only to become an ASMR YouTube star. What follows is a cautionary tale of the unexpected consequences of internet fame. Author’s Page Link on Joseph Street Digest – Amy Bexley By signing up for our...

Dear Mom | A Short Story | Free Audiobook
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Dear Mom | A Short Story | Free Audiobook

“Dear Mom” is a science fiction short story written by T.S. Dickson. It is a letter from a newly minted solider writing back to his mother about the events of things. An free audiobook on YouTube. Author’s Page Link on Joseph Street Digest – T. S. Dickson By signing up for our Newsletter, you will...

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Banned Books Week, YA Books Removed from a Junior High, and Five Get Imprisoned in Hong Kong for Publishing a Children’s Book.
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Banned Books Week, YA Books Removed from a Junior High, and Five Get Imprisoned in Hong Kong for Publishing a Children’s Book.

As being reported by Publishers Weekly, September 18-24, 2022, is Banned Books Week for the American Library Association (ALA). This year’s theme is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” Based on the Publishers Weekly article, the ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom is reporting that 1,651 titles have been challenged so far this year, which is...

Literature in the News
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Literature in the News

This is the ongoing news and politicization of books in publicly funded libraries, in schools or otherwise. Ground News is reporting that “the Keller Independent School District” in Texas is “removing all books that were challenged last year within the school district, including the Bible, ‘The Bluest Eye’ by Toni Morrison and a graphic novel...

Literature in the News
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Literature in the News

This is the ongoing news and politicization of books in publicly funded libraries, in schools or otherwise. Ground News is reporting that “the Keller Independent School District” in Texas is “removing all books that were challenged last year within the school district, including the Bible, ‘The Bluest Eye’ by Toni Morrison and a graphic novel...

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