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New DPLA Campaign to Feature ‘Banned Book of the Week’

The effort will feature a banned book every Wednesday on DPLA’s social media accounts. Last year, the group launched its Banned Book Club, a program that uses GPS-based “geo-targeting” to enable readers to check out e-book versions of banned books via an e-reader app. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Banning County Commissioners Censor Honor for Girl Scout’s Banned Book Library

What begins as a story about a Girl Scout Honor being censored for being about a teen's banned books project is a story of commissioners complicit in book banning county-wide. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-04-24 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Yan Lianke Wants You to Stop Describing Him As China’s Most Censored Author

In China we have a saying that reading a banned book on a snowy night is one of the true joys of life. From this, one can well imagine the kind of satisfaction that reading a banned book may bring—like candy locked up in a cabinet, it releases a sweet fragrance into solitary spaces. Whenever […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-04-23 08:56:19 UTC ]
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Inaugural Eleanor Roosevelt Banned Book Awards Set for Next Month

On February 17, the Eleanor Roosevelt Center and the Fisher Center at Bard College will host the first-ever Eleanor Roosevelt Banned Book Awards; in addition, Judy Blume will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Bravery in Literature. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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‘We’re Trying to Figure Out How to Navigate These Waters’

Banned book tables are a frequent sight at many bookstores. But are they helping the authors who need it most? Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2023-12-16 10:01:32 UTC ]
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Ending Censorship Applies to Prison, Too: A Prison Banned Book Week News Roundup, 2023

U.S. prisons have banned tens of thousands of books and remain the largest purveyors of censorship. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-10-30 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House launches high schoolers’ award to combat book bans

The publisher’s $10,000 Freedom of Expression prize invites teens to write about a banned book that changed their life, against a backdrop of rising censorshipPublisher Penguin Random House has launched a new writing award in the US celebrating freedom of expression in response to a rise in... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-24 12:34:56 UTC ]
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NYPL Launches Nationwide Teen Banned Book Club

The New York Public Library's Teen Banned Book Club offers free nationwide digital access to banned and challenged YA books. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-10-03 11:00:00 UTC ]
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California Has Banned Book Bans, Bucking GOP Censorship Trend

Book bans are on the rise nationally, with nearly half those prohibitions happening in Florida school districts. Continue reading at 'HuffPost'

[ HuffPost | 2023-09-26 19:43:13 UTC ]
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DPLA Launches ‘Geo-targeted’ Banned Book Club via Palace E-book App

The new program utilizes GPS-based “geo-targeting” to show readers the books that have been banned in their area, making e-book versions available to borrow digitally. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-07-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Ugandan satirist who scared a dictator: Kakwenza Rukirabashaija on torture, exile and activism

The award-winning author was arrested and tortured for his work – and then tortured again for writing about his detention. Now he smuggles his latest banned book into Uganda to ensure it is readKakwenza Rukirabashaija tries to keep his scars covered around his children. Even in the height of... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2023-07-04 12:53:40 UTC ]
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Illinois Has Officially Banned Book Bans

Illinois is the first state to officially ban book bans through new legislation that takes effect January 1, 2024. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-06-12 20:34:10 UTC ]
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Fight Censorship With These Banned Book Goodies

Shirts, pins, and stickers promoting banned books and fighting censorship are a great way to keep book bans in the public consciousness.- Rachel Brittain Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-05-03 10:33:00 UTC ]
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A Banned Book Club Reading Guide for NEW KID by Jerry Craft

Banned books are some of the best to discuss in book clubs. This reading guide to frequently banned book New Kid will help you get started! Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-01-17 11:37:00 UTC ]
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How 'Gender Queer: A Memoir' became America's most banned book

Maia Kobabe's graphic memoir "Gender Queer" became the most banned book in American schools, drawing the Northern California artist and writer into the nation's cultural wars. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-12-21 11:00:19 UTC ]
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England’s Firsts London’s 65th Outing Features Historic Banned Books

In the run-up to Banned Book Week, Firsts London will feature censorship from past centuries. The post England’s Firsts London’s 65th Outing Features Historic Banned Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-08-17 20:10:29 UTC ]
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Can we please make Banned Book Fairs the hot new nationwide trend?

As we’ve noted over and over again, the hottest new book trend sweeping the country is to ban them and/or burn them if they don’t align with your weird, paleoconservative, theocratic prejudices. Not great! But as ever is the case with this strange nation, when one group of Americans starts doing... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-10 17:01:27 UTC ]
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How a Debut Graphic Memoir Became the Most Banned Book in the Country

Maia Kobabe’s book “Gender Queer,” about coming out as nonbinary, landed the author at the center of a battle over which books belong in schools, and who gets to make that decision. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2022-05-01 23:54:03 UTC ]
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How to Start a Banned Book Club

Teens across the country are fighting back against censorship and book bans. This guide to how to start a banned book club can help. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-26 10:34:00 UTC ]
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Here’s John Waters reading a dirty scene from Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Recently, we heard about Netflix’s forthcoming adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s famously banned book Lady Chatterley’s Lover (apparently it’s going to be raunchier than Bridgerton, which does seem only fair). To prepare yourself, you may want to start with this video of John Waters—or as William S.... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-20 16:04:44 UTC ]
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