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The Week in Libraries: May 10, 2024

Among the headlines this week: John Oliver weighs in on book bans and libraries (and so do his viewers); more library drama in Alabama; and how to prepare for Pride month. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-05-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Cases Against Book Bans

After a string of wins, potentially significant developments now loom in several key book-banning lawsuits. PW rounded up the status of some of the more closely watched book banning cases. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-05-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Double The Book Bans In Half The Time: PEN America’s Latest Book Ban Report

PEN's new report shows that book bans continue to rise and continue to target books by or about queer people and people of color. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-04-16 12:05:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: March 15, 2024

Among the week's headlines: ALA reports that book bans are still surging; the end has come for ALA's LibLearnX; a shocking escalation in a battle over the freedom to read at an Alabama library; and a handy roundup of state legislation designed to protect libraries. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: January 19, 2024

Among the week’s headlines: ALA’s LibLearnX 2024 gets underway; students and librarians at an Idaho high school push back against book bans; and an Alabama legislator wants to make it easy for politicians to fire library board members. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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What Do Parents Really Think of Libraries and Book Bans?: Survey Results

The results are in for three surveys of more than 3,000 parents asking about their perceptions of libraries, librarians, and book bans. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-18 16:40:10 UTC ]
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The Top 10 Book Business News Stories of 2023

The book business in 2023 in a nutshell: Amazon got hit with a federal antitrust lawsuit, Scholastic got mired in a censorship controversy, Simon & Schuster finally found a buyer, AI fever gripped the book business, and publishers stepped up to book bans. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-29 05:00:00 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Documents 'Scarlet Letter' Effect of Book Bans

PEN America has released "a cumulative data summary" of nearly 6,000 book bans in public schools, finding that shared lists of targeted books by organized political groups have led to books and authors being targeted in multiple communities across the country. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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ACLU, Parents, and Students Sue Alaska School District Over Book Bans

The suit, filed on behalf of six parents of minor children and two students who are over the age of 18 in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough school district, seeks the return of 56 books said to be improperly banned from school shelves. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-21 05:00:00 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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The Week in Libraries: October 20, 2023

Among the week's headlines: a congressional hearing in support of book bans; more librarian blowback for Scholastic Book Fairs over its optional collection of diverse books; and the Urban Library Council issues a report on AI in libraries. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: September 29, 2023

Among the week's headlines: Banned Books Week begins on Sunday; South Carolina's state library withdraws from the ALA; EveryLibrary and 'Book Riot' survey parents attitudes about book bans; and 'Library Journal' questions whether KKR's ownership of OverDrive is an issue for the firm's... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-29 04:00:00 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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New S&S Program, Books Belong, Takes Aim at Book Bans

Simon & Schuster is introducing a new "multi-platform education and resources program" during this year's Banned Books Week, as part of an effort to expand the publisher's response to the book bans and challenges. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: September 15, 2023

Among the week's headlines: a politically charged hearing on book bans in the U.S. Senate; Illinois libraries face another wave of bomb threats; an internal report reveals the strain library workers at the Oakland Public Library are feeling; and a brilliant essay explores how today's right wing... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How 'Stamped from the Beginning' Became a Graphic History

The latest iteration of Ibram X. Kendi's much-adapted, National Book Award–winning 'Stamped from the Beginning' is a graphic history adapted and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill. We spoke with them both about adaptations, book bans, and whether an anti-racist America might be possible. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The First App to “Help” Libraries and Schools with Book Bans Has Arrived–It’s Not What It Seems

BookmarkED claims to help schools and parents navigate book bans. But where and how the app gets is information is a secret. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-08-28 14:02:30 UTC ]
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WNDB Announces Books Save Lives Grantees

Five schools, each located in states affected by book bans, will receive up to $5,000 in diverse titles for students and libraries from We Need Diverse Books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Bans May Bring the Return of Child-Free Libraries: Censorship News, August 4, 2023

Policies in response to book bans are pushing kids out of libraries — plus, this week's censorship and book banning news. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-08-04 10:40:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2023: Behind the Book Bans

PW talks to author and iSchool professor Emily Knox about book banning has changed in just a few short years—and, perhaps most importantly, why it’s changed. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-06-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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