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'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Asher, Alexie Top ALA 'Challenged Books' List in Wake of Allegations

The ALA's annual State of America's Libraries report, released on Monday, saw books by Jay Asher and Sherman Alexie land at the top of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom's Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2017 list. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The ALA’s 2019 list of most frequently challenged books is as disheartening as ever.

The American Library Association has released its annual list of the most frequently challenged books, and while Harry Potter (and the Order of the Godless Friends) and The Handmaid’s Tale (hold on now, you’re saying this is a dys-topia?) managed to squeak into the top ten, the other eight on... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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For Banned Books Week, I read the country’s 10 most challenged books. The gay penguins did not corrupt me.

The fact that these insightful, helpful and encouraging books are meeting such resistance is a distressing sign. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Digital Bestseller Lists: Kay tops weekly e-book ranking as Amazon list joins line-up

As the old saying goes, new year, new e-book charts—the Bookstat E-Book Top 10 is joining the Publisher E-Book Ranking in The Bookseller’s regular e-book chart section. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The New SDG Book Club African Chapter Releases Its First Reading List

Selections for the African chapter of the Sustainable Development Goals Book Club include two titles in Indigenous African languages. The post The New SDG Book Club African Chapter Releases Its First Reading List appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Amanda Gorman books top bestselling lists after soul-stirring inaugural poem

Two upcoming books on Amazon’s bestseller list within hours after the resounding delivery of her poem at the swearing-inAmanda Gorman’s star continued its remarkable climb Thursday following the presidential laureate’s resounding delivery of her poem during the US presidential... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Barack Obama reveals favourite books of 2018 - and Becoming tops list

Barack Obama has revealed his favourite books of 2018—and his wife Michelle's memoir Becoming (Viking) has topped his list. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Books by Rowling, Woolf and Gyasi among public's top 100 penned by women

Books by J K Rowling, Virginia Woolf and Yaa Gyasi have been nominated by the public to feature in Hay Festival and The Pool's campaign to celebrate 100 books by women from the last 100 years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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New Releases Top Lists in Europe

Swiss author Joël Dicker returned to the French fiction bestseller list in March, landing in the top spot with The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer, a thriller set in the Hamptons in the 1990s. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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2017 Bestselling Books in Germany: Translations Top the Fiction List

In 2017, the bestselling books in Germany show that readers are interested in translated fiction and thrillers. Nonfiction bestseller lists included more German authors than foreign authors. The post 2017 Bestselling Books in Germany: Translations Top the Fiction List appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bestselling books of 2017: the top 100

While women dominate the charts, it’s been the year of the comeback kings: Philip Pullman, Jamie Oliver, Margaret Atwood …Last year JK Rowling reclaimed the No 1 spot in the bestseller charts by returning from mundane reality to the Potterverse (with the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Philip Pullman's La Belle Sauvage tops Waterstones Book of the Year list

Philip Pullman's return to the world of His Dark Materials is a hit with bookshop staff. Continue reading at BBC News

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David Shelley makes 'top 100 LGBT leaders' list

David Shelley, c.e.o. designate of Hachette UK, has been named on a list of leading LGBT+ executives compiled by professional membership organisation OUTstanding and published in the FT. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Did a YA book buy its way to the top of the New York Times bestseller list?

For a few hours, a debut author shone at the top of the N.Y. Times bestseller list Thursday. But after online commenters questioned how the book got there, the paper removed "Handbook for Mortals" by Lani Sarem. What happened? Author Phil Stamper thought it was strange when "Handbook for Mortals"... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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The Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2016

A closer look at the trends behind the titles facing campaigns demanding their removal from the nation’s schools and libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book filled with blank pages tops Amazon's best seller list

A joke book "written'' by a conservative author and filled with blank pages in a dig at Democrats is the top selling book on Amazon. Continue reading at Stuff

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BFG tops lists of children's books which develop empathy

Roald Dahl’s BFG and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird have topped the list of books parents said best helped children develop empathy. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Campbell in 100-poem-challenge for Book Bus

Jen Campbell, author of Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops and The Bookshop Book, bookseller and YouTuber, has pledged to write 100 poems in 48 hours to fundraise for the Book Bus, a charity that serves communities in Africa, Asia and South America with mobile libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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