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The Best Children’s Books of the Last 100 Years

Maybe the most surprising thing about the New York Public Library’s newly released list of 100 Great Children’s Books of the Last 100 Years is how surprising the list isn’t.

Lifetime readers will find many old friends here. Amelia Bedelia (1963), The Borrowers (1953), The Cat in the Hat (1957), Curious George (1941), Goodnight Moon (1947), The Hobbit (1937), Madeline (1939), Millions of Cats (1928) and other names familiar to generations of children.

The list was published concurrent with a free exhibition that runs at the New York Public Library until March 23, 2014. The ABC Of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, opened in June at the Library’s landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building and explores the history and importance of children’s literature.

National Book Award-Winning Invisible Man Banned for “Lack of Literary Value”

There can be a great deal of power in a single voice. But is that always a good thing? The end result of a single parent’s complaint make us wonder. Here’s what happened: The parent of a grade 11 student in Randolph County, North Carolina wrote a detailed grievance to the school district about Ralph Ellison’s National Book Award-Winning novel, The Invisible Man.

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Philosophical Disagreement Leads to Shooting

Immanuel Kant is one of the fathers of modern philosophy and the author of the canonical text, Critique of Pure Reason. All of this makes it all the more ironic that a disagreement about Kant’s theories led to an altercation that ended with a shooting in Southern Russia recently.

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