DOE Delivers Potentially Crucial Finding in Fight Against Book Bans

Freedom to read advocates are applauding a federal consent decree that could help blunt the surge of book bans in schools. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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DOE Delivers Potentially Crucial Finding in Fight Against Book Bans

Freedom to read advocates are applauding a federal consent decree that could help blunt the surge of book bans in schools. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-23 04:00:00 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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Judge Finds Texas Library's Book Bans Unconstitutional, Orders Books Returned

In a victory for freedom to read advocates, federal judge Robert Pitman found that Llano County's "targeting and removal" of a host of allegedly "inappropriate" books from library shelves constituted viewpoint and content discrimination. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How Your Book Club Can Fight Against Books Bans and Censorship

Censorship attempts and book bans are at an all time high, but even a handful of people in a book club can make a difference. Here's how. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-12-15 11:35:00 UTC ]
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Book ban campaigners deliver "hundreds of books" to MoJ

English PEN and the Howard League for Penal Reform today (11th December) delivered hundreds of books to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to send on to prisoners. Authors Francesca Simon and Miranda France joined representatives of the charities, who wore Christmas-themed clothing and offered mince... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Finds School Book Bans at Record Levels

The report, 'Banned in the USA: Narrating the Crisis,' reports 4,349 book bans recorded from July to December 2023, with more book bans recorded during the first half of the current school year than in all of the last school year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-04-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Congress Introduces New Bill to Fight Book Bans in Schools

Amid a historic surge in book challenges in schools and school libraries, the Fight Book Bans Act would offer federal funding to support school districts fighting challenges to books and educational materials. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Finds 33% Jump in School Book Bans

"Amid a growing climate of censorship, school book bans continue to spread through coordinated campaigns by a vocal minority of groups and individual actors and, increasingly, as a result of pressure from state legislation," the report finds. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Arthur children’s book faces potential Florida ban over claim it ‘damaged souls’

School district member files challenge to Arthur’s Birthday, 1989 book by Marc Brown, which is among 45 titles pending reviewA title in the Arthur children’s book series is facing a potential ban after a conservative activist claimed that it “damaged souls”.On 12 July, Bruce Friedman, a member... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-07-28 16:22:54 UTC ]
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Fight Censorship With These Banned Book Goodies

Shirts, pins, and stickers promoting banned books and fighting censorship are a great way to keep book bans in the public consciousness.- Rachel Brittain Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-05-03 10:33:00 UTC ]
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The Guardian view on US book bans: time to fight back | Editorial

Censorship is surging thanks to an organised rightwing minority targeting books on LGBTQ and Black characters and issues“A book is a loaded gun in the house next door,” warns a character in Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s dystopian vision of an America where books are considered so dangerous they... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-04-13 17:21:33 UTC ]
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Why the MLIS is a Powerful Weapon in Fighting Book Bans

The organized assault on the freedom to read has highlighted core values taught in library schools. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Huffington Post | 2022-04-07 19:26:40 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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Authors Guild Fights School Book Bans

The Authors Guild has launched a National Letter Writing campaign, asking its 11,000 members and supporters to send emails and letters to school boards, lawmakers, and newspapers arguing that banning books harms students. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-16 05:00:00 UTC ]
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States That Have Banned Book Bans: Book Censorship News, June 14, 2024

Seven states have anti-book ban laws on the books, with several others progressing this legislative session. That, plus this week's extensive book censorship news roundup. Continue reading at Book Riot

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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

[ Book Riot | 2024-04-24 12:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Book Riot | 2024-02-27 16:05:13 UTC ]
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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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