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The Week in Libraries: February 3, 2023

The ALA's first in-person LibLearnX is in the books; book bans (and Florida) stay in the news; and the Urban Library Council releases a white paper addressing food insecurity in our communities. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-02-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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You’ve Missed the Plot: Book Price Increases Contribute to Ongoing Censorship

If you thought "teens can get those $15.99 YA paperbacks from the library," you've missed the fact that book bans mean they can't. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-01-26 11:38:00 UTC ]
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Book Bans are Driving Kids Away from Libraries and Reading

As recent laws restrict school librarians from bringing in new books, they're seeing a drop off of students using the library at all. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-01-23 17:38:56 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: January 13, 2023

Among this week's headlines: A new study looks at the chilling effect of book bans on new book purchases; author George M. Johnson reflects on being targeted by book banners; new state bills are again targeting the freedom to read; and a look at the early numbers from the newly operational... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-01-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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How Your Book Club Can Fight Against Books Bans and Censorship

Censorship attempts and book bans are at an all time high, but even a handful of people in a book club can make a difference. Here's how. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-12-15 11:35:00 UTC ]
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Panel Explores Surge in Book Bans, Policies Targeting the LGBTQ Community

With a wave of book bans and educational gag orders still surging across the country, an online panel this week explored how the bans are targeting and impacting the LGBTQ community—and how concerned communities can push back. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-10-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Soliciting Nominations for Three Annual Intellectual Freedom Awards

With censorship and book bans still on the rise, one powerful way to defend intellectual Freedom is is to honor those who fight for it. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-10-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Reed, Grijalva Introduce Bill to Support School Libraries

The Right to Read Act would authorize up to $500 million in Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grants as as well as investing in recruiting state-certified school librarians. And crucially, the legislation also reaffirms that "First Amendment rights apply to school libraries," a direct... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-10-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries across the country are being forced to close because of bomb threats.

In a predictable—but nevertheless horrifying—extension of the ongoing wave of book bans across the country (not to mention the bomb threats to a children’s hospital for providing gender-affirming healthcare), Motherboard has reported that at least a dozen public libraries across the country have... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-09-30 16:07:29 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House put up billboards displaying the work of LGBTQ authors in Texas and Florida.

In the midst of a deluge of book bans across the country, Penguin Random House has erected billboards featuring quotes from books by LGBTQ authors in six cities—New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Orlando, Miami and Austin. Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law and Texas’ anti-trans youth healthcare bills... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-07-19 14:46:40 UTC ]
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More than 25 Organizations Join ALA's 'Unite Against Book Bans' Campaign

“Our partners and supporters are critical in moving the needle to ultimately bring an end to book bans," said Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. “It’s time that policymakers understand the severity of this issue.” Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-11 04:00:00 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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No Actions Offered to Librarians to Help With Book Bans From National Org: Book Censorship News, April 8, 2022

This week's book censorship news includes a look at what the American Library Association is -- and is not -- doing right now. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-08 10:41:00 UTC ]
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PEN America Report Documents Massive Spike in Book Bans

The new report finds an astonishing 1,586 book bans and restrictions in 86 school districts across 26 states, targeting some 1,145 unique book titles. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Congress Investigates Book Banning in Schools

At a three-hour hearing yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties investigated the jump in book bans in schools and the danger these bans mean for the protection of the First Amendment. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Report Finds 'Alarming Spike' In Book Bans In U.S. Schools

Over 1,000 books were banned in schools in the past year, with bans disproportionately targeting books on race and the LGBTQ community. Continue reading at 'The Huffington Post'

[ The Huffington Post | 2022-04-07 19:26:40 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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