National Council of Teachers of English Logo


INBOX is a weekly e-mail wrap-up of the most important stories in English language arts education, ideas for your classroom, and news from NCTE.

Sent each week to NCTE members (to the email address we have on file for you), this e-newsletter is mailed once a month to nonmembers.

Members can update their email address by sending a message to NCTE; nonmembers can use this form to subscribe to receive a monthly issue of INBOX or can join NCTE to receive INBOX each week as part of their membership.

From the Current Issue:

Banned Books Week

2015 Banned Books Week badgeWith the American Library Association and other first amendment, publishing, and bookseller organizations, NCTE is proud to cosponsor Banned Books Week. Young Adult Literature is the focus of this year's event September 27-October 3.

NCTE kicked off its celebration with the "Say YA to Reading" #nctechat hosted by NCTE member and educator Jennifer Buehler (@ProfBuehler) and author Matt de la PeƱa (@mattdelapena).

Matt de la Pena #nctechat tweet

Jennifer Buehler #nctechat tweet

YA Literature Belongs in the Classroom Because . . . Read the responses from several authors of young adult literature:  English Journal, May 2013 

Watch authors Lois Lowry and Ellen Hopkins talk about their books being banned in Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out segments.

During the NCTE Annual Convention in Minneapolis in November, Lois Lowry is speaking at the Secondary Section Get-Together and Ellen Hopkins is presenting at "Empowering the Voice of the At-Risk Learner."

Laurie Halse Anderson Wins Intellectual Freedom Award
Laurie Halse AndersonDuring the NCTE Annual Convention in November, the 2015 NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award will be presented to author Laurie Halse Anderson. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. In 2009 Laurie was honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award, given by the YALSA division of the American Library Association, for her "significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature." 

Of censorship, Laurie has said, "Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance." In this video Laurie talks about her books and censorship.

NCTE Supports Students' Right to Read:  Hear from past NCTE president Yetta Goodman and other members in this video and see the following materials for help in preventing and combating censorship:

NCTE Principles for Intellectual Freedom in Education 
The Students' Right to Read 
Guidelines for Selection of Materials in English Language Arts Programs 
Rationales for Teaching Challenged Books 
NCTE Beliefs about Students' Right to Write 

Dave Eggers Added to List of Minneapolis Convention Speakers

Dave Eggers will speak at the NCTE Annual ConventionProgram Chair Doug Hesse announced today that author Dave Eggers will speak at a new Saturday General Session during the NCTE Annual Convention in Minneapolis. "He totally embodies both ends of creativity and responsibility," Doug said. "He's a phenomenal writer. I'm excited to hear somebody who's dealing with really interesting ideas but in very readable fiction." Doug also applauded Dave's work with the 826 movement he started, which has opened community-based writing centers in several cities around the country, and his McSweeney's publishing organization.

Doug Hesse Announces Convention Speaker Dave Eggers



Advertise in INBOX!
Drive traffic to your online bookstore, a readership survey, or to Web pages designed specifically for INBOX readers--the possibilities are endless!  

NCTE Announcement Policy
INBOX Announcements feature NCTE products and events. Events that NCTE co-sponsors, such as Read Across America Day, are also included in the Announcements.


Document and Site Resources

Share This On:

Tell Us Why You Read INBOX!

Anonymous commenting is not allowed. Please log in with an individual NCTE account to post comments to this page.

Most Recent Comments (0 Total Posts)

There are no comment postings on this page yet.

Page Tools:

Join NCTE Today

Related Search Terms


Copyright © 1998-2015 National Council of Teachers of English. All rights reserved in all media.

1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801-1096 Phone: 217-328-3870 or 877-369-6283

Looking for information? Browse our FAQs, tour our sitemap and store sitemap, or contact NCTE

Read our Privacy Policy Statement and Links Policy. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use

Visit us on:
Facebook Twitter Linked In Pinterest Instagram