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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ALA 2023: Program Picks for Dealing with Book Bans

This year’s conference features an especially strong lineup of programs responding to the ongoing nationwide surge in book bans and legislative challenges to the freedom to read. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-06-09 04:00:00 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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Are Literary Agents Seeing Changes in Publishing with Increased Book Bans (A Survey): Book Censorship News, March 24, 2023

Are publishers acquiring fewer LGBTQ+ and diverse books in the wake of rising censorship? This week's book censorship news. Continue reading at Book Riot

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ALA Releases Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2023

Maia Kobabe’s 'Gender Queer' topped the list of last year's most challenged books, which is again dominated by stories by and about LGBTQ+ persons and people of color, voices that ALA officials said “censors want to silence.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Reports Record Spike in Book Titles Challenged in 2023

In a release, ALA officials said that 4,240 unique book titles were reported challenged in schools and libraries in 2023, a stunning 65% increase over 2022, when 2,571 unique titles were targeted for censorship. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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2023 in books: Protests, bannings and the rise of AI helped shape the story of publishing

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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

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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

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ALA Reports Shocking Increase in Attempted Book Bans in 2022

With book banning and legislative attacks on the freedom to read continuing to surge across the country, the American Library Association tracked a stunning 1,269 demands to censor library books and resources in 2022, nearly double the record-shattering 729 challenges recorded in 2021. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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2023 Walter Dean Myers Awards: Life Changing Literature and Book Bans

The eighth annual ​Walter​ ​Awards ​Ceremony​ and Symposium took place as a hybrid event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C., and online on March 17. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-21 04:00:00 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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ALA Poll Finds Public Broadly Opposes Book Banning Efforts

The poll found that 71% of voters oppose efforts to remove books from public libraries, including majorities of voters across party lines. Furthermore, 74% of parents of public school children expressed “a high degree of confidence” in school librarians to make good decisions about which books... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA's Banned Books Week Kicks Off September 26

This year's event is themed "Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us" and comes as LGBTQIA+ books and books that focus on racism and racial justice are being challenged in alarming numbers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Releases List of Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books

'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian' topped the ALA's list of the most banned and challenged books between 2010-2019. The list was released to coincide with the start of Banned Books Week, which runs through October 3. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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CBLDF Debuts 'Banned Books Handbook' at ALA Las Vegas

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has released its first 'Banned Books Week Handbook,' a free resource for librarians, retailers and fans to use during this year's Banned Books Week, which will focus on comics and graphic novels. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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States That Have Banned Book Bans: Book Censorship News, June 14, 2024

Seven states have anti-book ban laws on the books, with several others progressing this legislative session. That, plus this week's extensive book censorship news roundup. Continue reading at Book Riot

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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

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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

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Utah’s Draconian Book Banning Bill Close to Passage; An Anti-Book Ban Bill Proposed In Response

Although a major book ban bill is close to passage in Utah, another bill meant to end book bans by the state has hit the legislature. Here's what is in both bills–and what you can do. Continue reading at Book Riot

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ALA 2023: Judy Blume, Amanda Gorman to Headline 2023 ALA Annual Conference

Great speakers and a strong slate of educational programming await the library community at of the 2023 ALA Annual Conference, set for June 22–27 in Chicago. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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