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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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Obituary: Robie Harris

Children's author, educator, and free speech champion Robie Harris, best known for her stories about young children's powerful emotions and her frequently challenged and banned books on human sexuality, including 'It's Perfectly Normal,' died on January 6 at 83. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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All The Public Libraries Offering Free Access to Banned Books: A Comprehensive Guide

A comprehensive guide to the public libraries offering free access to banned books. Here's where and how. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-10-23 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Children's Author Becomes a 'Loudmouth' for Banned Books

Author Leah Johnson isn't simply speaking up against censorship—she's putting banned books into people's hands, and will open Loudmouth Books in Indianapolis in late September. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-07-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2023: Judy Blume Offers a Rousing Defense of the Freedom to Read

Keynoting a resurgent ALA Annual Conference, the author talked about her experiences with books bans in the 1980s and thanked librarians for their ardent defense of banned books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-06-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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What Banned Books Can Teach Us: Building an LGBTQ Picture Book Library for Pride 

This year, I’m celebrating Pride through LGBTQ children’s books. I’m building a new library for my two kids and wife Stefanie, who is trans and transitioned just two years ago. We began with Being You: A First Conversation About Gender (Penguin, 2021) and a pride alphabet book, Pride Puppy... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-06-01 08:53:12 UTC ]
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How to watch LeVar Burton at the L.A. Times Book Club

On May 24, actor and author LeVar Burton discusses the State of Banned Books with Times readers in Los Angeles. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-05-24 20:15:39 UTC ]
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'They can't ban all the books': Why two banned authors are so optimistic

"Banned Books," one of the most popular panels at the Festival of Books, featured Angie Thomas, George M. Johnson and some sharp students from Fairfax High. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-04-24 19:40:50 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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Alexie, Evison, Hopkins Speak Up in Defense of Banned Books

The Authors Guild hosted a virtual panel yesterday evening with Sherman Alexie, Jonathan Evison, and Ellen Hopkins discussing banned books and what authors can do to support books that are under attack. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-09-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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LeVar Burton Describes Book Bans With A Not-Safe-For-'Reading Rainbow' Word

The former "Reading Rainbow" host said banned books are "where the good stuff is." Continue reading at 'The Huffington Post'

[ The Huffington Post | 2022-06-12 14:45:21 UTC ]
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The smallest library in Maine is stocking its shelves with banned books.

If you’ve been paying attention to local news, you know the wave of book bans sweeping the nation isn’t slowing down—but people are pushing back. PEN America continues to speak out against censorship; a professor has offered to teach Maus to all students affected by its ban; the Authors Guild... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-03-17 15:55:49 UTC ]
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Book Bans and Antisemitism Go Hand in Hand

Angela Engel, publisher of the Collective Book Studio, examines the disturbing connection between banned books and antisemitism. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Banned Books Week: banned books around the world

As Banned Books Week UK kicks offi, Global English Editing shares a map of books currently banned internationally.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-22 01:40:16 UTC ]
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Publishers chased Katie Hopkins and Milo Yiannopoulos. But hate doesn’t sell | Chris McCrudden

Hot air and rightwing controversy fuel social media and fill column inches, but there’s no evidence they make people buy books. Quite the oppositePublishing has always been a controversial industry. Its history of banned books, lawsuits and angry letters wouldn’t look out of place in the most... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-03-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Please ban our books too, Mr Mayor: it’s all or none of us | Andrea Valente

The mayor of Venice has banned books about same-sex families but I and my fellow authors don’t want our work in schools where censorship rulesThe community of children’s and young persons’ authors is a varied and nurturing collection of people, each distinguished by a unique identity. It would... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Most challenged books: what do they say about us?

The American Library Association's 2014 list of most banned books may be indicative of contemporary concerns. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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