Congressional Resolution Condemns Nationwide Book Banning Efforts

In honor of Banned Books Week, the resolution seeks to recognize the “alarming threats to freedom of expression” sweeping the country, and calls for “local governments and educational institutions” to protect the rights of Americans “to read a wide array of book reflecting a multitude of viewpoints and perspectives.” Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-09-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Congressional Resolution Condemns Nationwide Book Banning Efforts

In honor of Banned Books Week, the resolution seeks to recognize the “alarming threats to freedom of expression” sweeping the country, and calls for “local governments and educational institutions” to protect the rights of Americans “to read a wide array of book reflecting a multitude of... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-09-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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NYPL Launches Nationwide Teen Banned Book Club

The New York Public Library's Teen Banned Book Club offers free nationwide digital access to banned and challenged YA books. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-10-03 11:00:00 UTC ]
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'1619 Project' Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones Slams Backlash, Book-Banning Efforts

The project, which examines the history and effects of slavery, has faced bans and attempted bans since its publication in 2019. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2022-10-28 07:39:53 UTC ]
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Can we please make Banned Book Fairs the hot new nationwide trend?

As we’ve noted over and over again, the hottest new book trend sweeping the country is to ban them and/or burn them if they don’t align with your weird, paleoconservative, theocratic prejudices. Not great! But as ever is the case with this strange nation, when one group of Americans starts doing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-10 17:01:27 UTC ]
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The New York Public Library makes four banned books free nationwide on its e-reader app

The New York Public Library made four banned books available nationwide on SimplyE, its free-reader app. The titles include Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi and Catcher in the... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-04-13 23:48:05 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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Librarians, Educators Warn of 'Organized' Book Banning Efforts

While efforts to remove books from schools and library collections are common, freedom to read advocates warn that the current, unprecedented spike in challenges is different. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Condemns Prison Book Bans

In the wake of a series of recent reports on book banning in the nation’s prison systems, PEN America has released a new policy report that condemns the practice and issues an urgent call for reform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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IPA condemns New Zealand YA book ban

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has condemned New Zealand’s temporary ban of Ted Dawe’s YA novel Into the River, saying freedom of expression is a “universal human right”. IPA president Richard Charkin said: “The IPA supports and applauds the book’s publisher Penguin Random House... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Books ban condemned by Prison Reform Trust

Charity The Prison Reform Trust has said new prison regulations, which ban books, as well as... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

[ Book Riot | 2024-04-16 12:05:00 UTC ]
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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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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

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-22 01:40:16 UTC ]
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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

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-12 13:15:15 UTC ]
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Book Banning Will Not Stop at Schools: Book Censorship News, January 12, 2024

Public libraries need to prepare for what's happening at school libraries to happen to them. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-12 11:40:00 UTC ]
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North Carolina’s Firestorm Books Offers Free Books Banned in Florida

Firestorm Books in Asheville, N.C., has acquired 22,500 copies of 46 children's books that were banned from the Duval County Public School system in Florida, and will distribute them for free across the U.S. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Find TNR’s bookmobile to donate banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival this weekend!

Starting this weekend, to coincide with Banned Books Week, The New Republic and their partners will be kicking off a month-long Banned Books Tour—sending a bookmobile around the country to share books, celebrate reading, and fight book banning. If you want to help, and you’ll be at the Brooklyn... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-09-29 14:00:14 UTC ]
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California Has Banned Book Bans, Bucking GOP Censorship Trend

Book bans are on the rise nationally, with nearly half those prohibitions happening in Florida school districts. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2023-09-26 19:43:13 UTC ]
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New S&S Program, Books Belong, Takes Aim at Book Bans

Simon & Schuster is introducing a new "multi-platform education and resources program" during this year's Banned Books Week, as part of an effort to expand the publisher's response to the book bans and challenges. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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