Cool, elected school district officials are calling for literal book burning now.

Those who have been paying attention to local education news and the critical race theory debate know that many school districts are battling over what materials can be kept in libraries and taught in classrooms. The battle is making its way to the courts: just this week a PEN America report found, between January and […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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A Picture Book About Unicorns Was Banned in an Ohio School District

A parent complained about the book because it had a rainbow on the cover, which they assumed meant it had LGBTQ content. Continue reading at Book Riot

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QUIZ: Shop at a Scholastic Book Fair and We’ll Guess How Cool You Were in School

Were you a big nerd or queen of the lunch room? Your nostalgic book choices in this Scholastic Book Fair quiz will reveal the truth. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-05 11:36:16 UTC ]
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NLT and Morrisons give free books to school children for World Book Day

The National Literary Trust and the Morrisons Foundation will donate more than 7,300 brand new books to primary schools across the UK to mark World Book Day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scottish Book Trust to donate half a million books to primary schools

Scottish Book Trust will give away half a million books to pupils in Primary 1-3 as part of Book Week Scotland, which is taking place this week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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World Book Day: British and Irish children head to school dressed as book-based characters

World Book Day is celebrated on March 5 in Britain and Ireland and an important part of the day is children dressing up as a literary character for school. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Seven Seas Calls for Union Election

Seven Seas Entertainment has alerted the National Labor Relations Board that it has chosen to hold an election among its employees to decide whether the staff will unionize. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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15 Middle School Book Series to Delight Young Readers

No matter what the middle school reader in your life needs, there is definitely a book series to fill that void, including Front Desk by Kelly Yang and The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1) by Tui T. Sutherland. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-26 10:31:00 UTC ]
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'It's Okay To Be A Unicorn' Comes Under Fire In Ohio School District

Author Jason Tharp said a school principal told him last week that he could no longer read his book at a local school event. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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Congress Investigates Book Banning in Schools

At a three-hour hearing yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties investigated the jump in book bans in schools and the danger these bans mean for the protection of the First Amendment. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Report Finds 'Alarming Spike' In Book Bans In U.S. Schools

Over 1,000 books were banned in schools in the past year, with bans disproportionately targeting books on race and the LGBTQ community. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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Let’s call April mystery book month. Here’s what I’d read.

Two outstanding examples that daringly upend familiar conventions are Andre Bjerke’s “The Lake of the Dead" and Masahiro Imamura’s “Death Among the Undead." Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Congress to Hold Hearing on Book Bannings in Schools and Libraries

Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin, chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, plans to hold a hearing April 7 to examine the wave of attempted book bannings in schools and libraries across the country. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ABC's 'Abbott Elementary' and Scholastic bringing free book fairs to two L.A. schools

ABC, home of freshman comedy 'Abbott Elementary,' has partnered with Scholastic to host free book fairs at seven Title 1 schools between March 14-18. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Abbott Elementary is bringing free book fairs to underfunded schools.

Critics and audiences are hailing the release of Abbott Elementary, ABC’s new workplace sitcom created by and starring Quinta Brunson (and, by the way, featuring a virtuosic comedic performance by Janelle James). Abbott Elementary, which received the highest comedy ratings since Modern Family’s... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Sales of Maus Soar After a Tennessee School Board Banned the Book

Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel about the Holocaust now has several top slots on Amazon’s bestseller list. Continue reading at Slate

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Art Spiegelman calls Tennessee schools' ban on 'Maus' 'myopic' and 'absurd'

Pulitzer Prize winner Art Spiegelman has denounced the 'absurd' removal of his graphic novel 'Maus,' about the Holocaust, from school libraries. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Tennessee school district bans Holocaust novel 'Maus'

Conservative districts across the U.S. are increasingly limiting the types of books that children are exposed to, including those that address structural racism and LGBTQ issues. Art Spiegelman, who won the Pulitzer Prize for “Maus” in 1992, is “baffled” by the ban. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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BA unveils Little Wing and Jummy at the River School as first 2022 books of the month

The Booksellers Association (BA) has announced Little Wing by Freya North (Welbeck) as its first Fiction Book of the Month for 2022 and Jummy at the River School by Sabine Adeyinka (Chicken House) as its children's choice for January.        Continue reading at The Bookseller

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