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What do modern libraries loan? Human books

“There are still epic tales of migration, inspiring stories of people overcoming hardship, and chronicles of religious or racial persecution.
But in some places, there aren’t any books — instead, it’s humans that are on loan. “A Human Library is just like a real library but instead of paperbacks and hard covers, we have real people on our bookshelves,” said Ronni Abergel, cofounder of the Human Library Organization. “You can borrow the bipolar or the Muslim or the transgender or the homeless, and in this way you get a chance to talk to this person and you may just realize what you have in common.” (via CNN)

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Human Library program coming to Ottawa

CBC – “War Museum plans peace exhibit featuring ‘human books” – (Thanks Elaine)

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Middle school to keep challenged book

The Wenatchee World Online – “The book “Alice on Her Way” will stay in Icicle River Middle School’s library, but with checkout restricted to students who have parental consent, the Cascade school board unanimously decided Monday.”

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Parents take son out of school over controversial book

WWAY – “A book on a local ninth grade reading list has some parents so upset, they took their son out of school.”

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Big win for Idaho families: porn books pulled off Nampa library shelves

Bryan Fischer – “The Nampa Library Board yesterday voted 3-2 to pull two pornographic books off library shelves and sequester them in the library director’s office, a move which will make the library safer for Nampa families and their children.”

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