“After a careful deliberation by a review committee, Northville Public School’s officials have chosen not remove the book “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl – The Definitive Edition” from the middle school reading options. In a letter to the community, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services Robert Behnke indicated removing the book would amount to censorship.” (via hometownlife.com)
“Penguin has released a digital version of Anne Frank’s famous diary, with Penguin imprint Viking working with digital producers Beyond the Story and charitable foundation Anne Frank Fonds to develop the app for the iPad and Nook devices. It is Penguin General’s first app. Priced at £6.99, it includes the full text, as well as five missing pages discovered in 1998, together with audio extracts read by Helena Bonham Carter.”
via he Bookseller
New York Post – “A museum commemorating the world’s most famous Holocaust victim is planning to move across the street from the proposed Ground Zero mosque, The Post has learned.
The nonprofit Anne Frank Center USA, a partner of the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam, offers educational programs about the Holocaust and the history of World War II. The group is poised to sign a lease in the 20-floor, glass-and-steel tower at 100 Church St., sources involved in the negotiations confirmed.”
Examiner – “The Diary of a Young Girl’ survives book-banning flap in Culpepper VA”