Authors and Librarians on Why Schools and Libraries Need LGBTQ+ Books

Book Riot speaks to authors and librarians on the importance of LGBTQ+ books in educational environments such as schools and libraries. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-27 10:35:05 UTC ]
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Authors and Librarians on Why Schools and Libraries Need LGBTQ+ Books

Book Riot speaks to authors and librarians on the importance of LGBTQ+ books in educational environments such as schools and libraries. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-27 10:35:05 UTC ]
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How to Get Free Books For Your School Library (and Use Them to Host a Book Fair)

Some tips from a school librarian on getting access to free books for your school library, and using those books to put on a book fair. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-06-26 10:34:00 UTC ]
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What Banned Books Can Teach Us: Building an LGBTQ Picture Book Library for Pride 

This year, I’m celebrating Pride through LGBTQ children’s books. I’m building a new library for my two kids and wife Stefanie, who is trans and transitioned just two years ago. We began with Being You: A First Conversation About Gender (Penguin, 2021) and a pride alphabet book, Pride Puppy... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-06-01 08:53:12 UTC ]
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Michigan Library Association Defends Library Defunded Over LGBTQ Books

In a statement this week, the Michigan Library Association called the vote to defund the Patmos Library (Jamestown, Mich.) over the library’s refusal to pull several LGBTQ-themed books from library shelves "a local tragedy with national implications." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-11-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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A New York Library Bans Pride Displays and LGBTQ Kids’ Books, And Other Library Censorship Stories from Pride Month

Libraries from California to North Carolina to Utah to New York have seen their Pride displays challenged or removed this month. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-06-30 10:41:00 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight Fall 2019: School Librarians Build Up the Advocacy Pressure

As reductions in education funding still loom nationwide, school librarians seek out ways to showcase and defend the benefits of the work they do. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight: Two School Librarians Write a Publishing Wishlist

In the first in a series of library roundups, two school librarians interview each other about what titles their collections could use the most. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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School and Library Spotlight: How Schools Buy and Use E-Books

A snapshot of today’s educational ebook market, and where influencers think it is heading. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Authors, Publishers Sign PEN America Letter Protesting New South Carolina School Book Rules

More than 380 authors, publishing houses, and advocacy groups have signed an open letter protesting "vague and overbroad" new South Carolina education standards, slated to take effect on June 25. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-06-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Llano County Public Librarian Fired for Not Banning Books Sues County, Library Commissioners

A Llano County librarian who refused to ban books at the direction of the board and county has filed a lawsuit with a firm making a name for themselves protecting libraries nationwide. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-03-05 15:19:15 UTC ]
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Freedom to Read Advocates Blast Alabama Library's Ban on LGBTQ Book Purchases

The criticism comes after the Autauga-Prattville Public Library’s newly appointed board enacted a new policy suspending the purchase of children’s or young adult books that include "sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender discordance," a move the National Coalition Against Censorship... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-02-23 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House, Authors Sue to Block Iowa Anti-LGBTQ Book Banning Law

Penguin Random House and the Iowa State Education Association, along with four bestselling authors and five plaintiffs from the state of Iowa, have sued the state to block key provisions of its sweeping new law banning books with sexual or LGBTQ+ content in schools. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The 16 Books Most Commonly Stolen from High School Libraries

The most commonly stolen books from high school libraries follow a pattern: they're usually mystery, poetry, or graphic novel titles. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-11-07 11:32:00 UTC ]
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'Empty shelves with absolutely no books': Students, parents question school board's library weeding process

Several Peel District School Board students, parents and community members are concerned about a seemingly inconsistent approach to a new book weeding process intended to ensure school library books are inclusive, but that appears to have led some schools to remove thousands of books published... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-09-13 09:00:00 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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The Most Requested LGBTQ+ Books in Classroom Libraries — and How to Help on DonorsChoose

Make an impact this month by supporting these classrooms asking for LGBTQ+ books for their students via DonorsChoose. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-06-21 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Right to Read Act Revived In Effort to Support Librarians and School Libraries

Among its provisions, the bill would ensure all U.S. students have access to a school library staffed by a certified school librarian and would extend liability protections to teachers and school librarians. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Ideas for Running a Comic Book Club in Your School Library

If you haven't considered running a comic book club in your school library, here are reasons why you should (& activities to do!). Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-11-11 11:37:00 UTC ]
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Missouri Schools are Pulling Books From Libraries After New Law Criminalizing “Sexually Explicit” Material

A new law has led to Missouri school districts getting rid of any graphic novels that could be seen as sexual, including The Handmaid's Tale. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-08-30 17:45:17 UTC ]
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