As requested by Dan Kleinman, I am clarifying that the following information is part of an email that Deborah Caldwell-Stone sent to me as a member of a listserv receiving announcements for the ALA group on Intellectual Freedom. I did not gather the information from the blog, but from an email I received that indicated the information was free to be disseminated. Since not all readers receive these emails, I have been systematically sharing events from publishers, authors, and committees regarding events at ALA annual. Since I did neglect to state here that this came from Deborah Caldwell-Stone’s, let me correct that error. I am still waiting for Dan Kleinman to offer other information regarding this.
"Meet the librarians and community members who are fighting to keep library materials on the shelves in West Bend, Wisconsin!
A special panel sponsored by the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Freedom to Read Foundation at ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois will feature West Bend Community Library director Michael Tyree, young adult librarian Kristin Pekoll, library board president Barbara Deters, former library board member Mary Reilly-Kliss, and community organizer Maria Hanrahan.
The panelists will share their unique experience and insights gained in addressing multiple challenges to young adult and GLBT materials in the West Bend Community Library, including a demand to publicly burn (!) Francesca Lia Block’s Young Adult novel, Baby Be-Bop."
Please note that all bolding is mine because I am shocked that anyone would demand people publicly burn books. Why are they asking this? The answer remains to be written in the comments by Mr. Kleinman.