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

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

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Black British authors top UK book charts in wake of BLM protests

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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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2017 Bestselling Books in Germany: Translations Top the Fiction List

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

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Weinstein Books 'terminated' in wake of assault allegations

Film mogul’s associated publishing imprint is to close in the wake of scandal over multiple abuse allegationsThe Weinstein Books imprint is being shut down, following a week of sexual assault allegations against the film mogul Harvey Weinstein.In a statement to staff issued on Thursday, Hachette... Continue reading at The Guardian

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

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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

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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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The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep children's book tops best seller list

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Ted Cruz wants to see his book on bestseller lists, denies bulk-buy allegations

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Sherman Alexie Novel is Most Challenged, says ALA

Sherman Alexie again leads the American Library Association's annual list of the 10 books receiving the most complaints from parents, teachers and others. The post Sherman Alexie Novel is Most Challenged, says ALA appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Colouring books for adults top Amazon bestseller list

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B.J. Novak's 'The Book with No Pictures' continues to top bestseller lists

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