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TUSD's Mexican American Studies Program has officially been shut down and books related to the curriculum have been removed from classrooms as well. A Latino literary organization based in Houston Texas organized a caravan of authors and activists to deliver a supply of books in question to students and teachers. When Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal ruled that TUSD Mexican American Studies classes violated state law, libraries from 11 schools requested the books and district spokeswoman Cara Rene now says there are 112 copies of these books throughout the district.

Book with Descriptive Sex Scene Removed from High School

School in Sierra Vista discarded it from 10-grade English class amid parental complaint.

Sound Fiction: Jillian Cantor's "Margot"

Hear an excerpt from a novel that imagines an alternate life story for Anne Frank's sister if she had survived The Holocaust

Photo by Bill Steen

Popular 'Seed Library' Expands to 8th Location

Program focuses on coaching people on gardening, food preservation.

Artist and author Joanna Frueh talks about her latest work, "A Short Story About a Big Healing".

Artist Shares Breast Cancer Survival Story in Book

Joanna Frueh underwent a double mastectomy, less than a year later she published her eighth work.

Rebecca Brukman. 11/14/12.
Man walks in front of Main Public Library in Tucson, Ariz.

Pima Library Offering Free Digital Magazine Loans

New service allows cardholders unlimited magazine downloads

Wyoming author Craig Johnson speaks of his successful mystery series, which has recently been adapted for television as "Longmire".

From Book Pages to the Small Screen

Author Craig Johnson talks about the inspiration for his Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series.

40 Years of Chronicling Gay Experience

Novelist, essayist Edmund White visits Tucson, to discuss career, latest writings.

The book "Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River", is described as "an ode to a dry river, the kind of river most familiar to those who dwell in Southern Arizona."

Missing Element in AZ Rivers: Water

Book - 'ode to a dry river' - analyzes arid region

Donate Food, Reduce Library Fines

One non-perishable food item writes off $1 in late fines through Saturday

'Sin Eater' Author Explores Unsettled World

Metaphorical short stories based on 'germs of personal experiences'

Wendy Weise Cohon reads the second canto of Dante's epic poem "The Inferno".

Connecting Rennaissance Poem, Contemporary Faith

Find out why 'Dante's Inferno' will keep some Tucsonans up all night

A young reader talks about his favorite book.

'A Book I Love'

Tucson Festival of Books participants reveal their favorites

High-Tech Semitrailer Showcases E-Books

Digital Bookmobile will be at the Tucson Festival of Books

Larry Dane Brimmer's latest book Black & White, discusses American history as it happened during the Civil Rights Era.

Facts About Civil Rights Era for Young Readers

Author Larry Dane Brimner discusses why he chooses challenges

Jillian Cantor and Adam Rex talk about their careers as writers and their involvement in the upcoming Festival of Books at The University of Arizona.

Tucson Festival of Books This Weekend

Two authors share their enthusiasm for the upcoming celebration of all things literary

"Longmire" premiered on the A&E Network on June 3, 2012, with Robert Taylor in the title role

From Book Pages to the Small Screen

Author Craig Johnson talks about the inspiration for his Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series.

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