“A Cleveland pastor wants what he calls “demonic” books pulled from the shelves of the public library. Pastor Phillip Missick of King of Saints Tabernacle, a Messianic church, filed a complaint with Austin Memorial Library, Cleveland’s public library, asking that many fiction books on vampires, demons and the supernatural be purged. He says he was stunned to find the young adult section full of books like “Blood Promise,” “Twilight,” and the “Vampire Knight” series. “This is dark. There’s a sexual element. You have creatures that aren’t human. I think it’s dangerous for our kids,” said Missick.” (via abc13.com)
“Judith Platt, Director of Free Expression Advocacy for the Association of American Publishers, will receive the Freedom to Read Foundation’s “2013 Roll of Honor Award” for her lifelong dedication to protecting First Amendment principles. >The award will be presented June 28 during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago. Former Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI) is the other recipient.” (via The Association of American Publishers.