Banned Books Week 2015 will center on young adult titles

'These are the books that speak most immediately to young people, dealing with many of the difficult issues that arise in their own lives, or in the lives of their friends,' Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week national committee, said of challenged YA books. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Young adult books: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' author James Thurber picks the best YA titles

Beyond John Green and Veronica Roth: James Thurber compiled his own list of books that he thought young adults might enjoy, and his picks still hold up today. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Banned Books Week: banned books around the world

As Banned Books Week UK kicks offi, Global English Editing shares a map of books currently banned internationally.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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“Literature Locked Up” Supports An End to US Prison Book Bans for Banned Books Week

PEN America launches their "Literature Locked Up" program for Banned Books Week in support of ending prison book banning. Continue reading at Book Riot

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PRH Bolsters We Need Diverse Books for Banned Books Week

Penguin Random House has partnered with the publishing diversity group on a social media campaign as a part of its support for Banned Books Week, held this year September 23-29. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Guadalajara Book Fair Announces Awards in Young Adult Books and Romance Languages

New winners in annual awards programs are Ida Vitale and Graciela Montes, as named by Mexico's leading international book fair organizers at Guadalajara. The post Guadalajara Book Fair Announces Awards in Young Adult Books and Romance Languages appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Should adults be embarrassed to be reading young adult books?

Those in the literary community are weighing in on both sides of the debate, with some saying young adult books aren't sophisticated and others saying they should be able to read whatever they like without being ashamed. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Should adults be embarrassed to be reading young adult books? (+video)

Those in the literary community are weighing in on both sides of the debate, with some saying young adult books aren't sophisticated and others saying they should be able to read whatever they like without being ashamed. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Lizzie Skurnick Books will retrieve out-of-print young adult books

Lizzie Skurnick Books, named after the author who will oversee the titles, will re-release old favorites among young adult titles first published between the 1920s and 1980s. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Young cancer victim finalist in Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

The young writer of a real-life The Fault in Our Stars isn't alive to see her book make the finals of the country's top awards – but her parents could not be prouder. Continue reading at Stuff

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Keeping the Lights On During Banned Books Week (shelftalker)

Reflecting on the ways that we “softly” censor books for young readers by the titles we recommend in the bookstore. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Torn apart: the vicious war over young adult books

Authors who write about marginalised communities are facing abuse, boycotts and even death threats. What is cancel culture doing to young adult fiction?Earlier this month, the author and screenwriter Gareth Roberts announced that his story was being removed from a forthcoming Doctor Who... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Amélie Wen Zhao's controversial young-adult book will be published in the fall

Amélie Wen Zhao's young-adult novel "Blood Heir," which was postponed by the author earlier this year after some Twitter users accused it of being racially insensitive, will be released in the fall, Publishers Weekly reports. Zhao's debut book, the first in a planned fantasy trilogy, came under... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Rights Roundup: Titles That May Rock the Rights Center at London Book Fair

The first major gathering of the international book publishing industry is London Book Fair, and its packed-out International Rights Center is where these and many more titles will be on the table for rights deals. The post Rights Roundup: Titles That May Rock the Rights Center at London Book... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Banned Books Week coming to the UK this year

Freedom of expression organisation Index on Censorship has joined the Banned Books Week Coalition as the first international member of the US-based alliance. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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European Book Publishing 2015 Statistics: 22 Million Titles in Stock

Citing a market value estimated at €36 billion to €38 billion, the European book publishing statistics report from FEP counts 575,000 titles published. The post European Book Publishing 2015 Statistics: 22 Million Titles in Stock appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Children to receive free titles for Book Week Scotland

Every Primary-1 child north of the border is to receive three free picture books for Book Week Scotland 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Banned Book Week Gets Diverse

Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read that shines a light on censorship of reading material in the United States, has begun. This year, the event focuses on diversity. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Banned Books Week to Focus on Diversity

The annual celebration of the freedom to read, set this year for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, will focus on banned books written by people of color. The event will also look to examine why titles by diverse writers are so often challenged. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book Deals: Week of February 15, 2015

Meg Gardiner signs with Dutton for six figures, HC announces a new Shel Silverstein book, and more in this week's notable book deals. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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