Lambda Legal, ACLU Sue to Block Iowa Anti-LGBTQ Book Banning Law

Signed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in May, SF 496, among its provisions, bans books with depictions of written or visual sex from school libraries, and prohibits instruction and materials involving gender identity and sexual orientation for students through sixth grade. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-29 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Banners Don’t Know What a Book Ban Is

People trying to remove books from libraries insist it's not a book ban. Everyone wants to ban a book, but no one wants to be a book banner. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-08-03 10:40:00 UTC ]
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No Actions Offered to Librarians to Help With Book Bans From National Org: Book Censorship News, April 8, 2022

This week's book censorship news includes a look at what the American Library Association is -- and is not -- doing right now. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-08 10:41:00 UTC ]
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For Banned Books Week: Tbilisi’s ‘Untamed Books’ Exhibition

Tbilisi, UNESCO's World Book Capital, has mounted a show themed on Georgia's censorious past–and the present dangers of self-censorship. The post For Banned Books Week: Tbilisi’s ‘Untamed Books’ Exhibition appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-10-01 10:08:49 UTC ]
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For Banned Books Week, I read the country’s 10 most challenged books. The gay penguins did not corrupt me.

The fact that these insightful, helpful and encouraging books are meeting such resistance is a distressing sign. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Avon Books re-signs Sue Moorcroft in three-book deal

HarperCollins division Avon Books has re-signed author Sue Moorcroft in a three-book deal.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-26 17:41:45 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Heyday Books, 'L.A. Times' Partner on Anti-Trump Book

California indie Heyday Books, which is best known as a publisher of regional titles, is departing from its standard fare with a new book called 'Our Dishonest President.' The essay collection, which Heyday crashed, is set to hit shelves on July 4. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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After Israel’s Book Law: Hebrew Book Week Sees More Modest Discounts

From Haaretz: With Israel's fixed-price 'Book Law' repealed, reports are that this year's Hebrew Book Week sees less aggressive discounts than in the past. The post After Israel’s Book Law: Hebrew Book Week Sees More Modest Discounts appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-06-09 00:00:00 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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Penguin Books India pulps academic book on Hinduism in legal settlement

The Hindus: An Alternative History by Professor Wendy Doniger of the University of Chicago drew criticism from conservative Hindus and scholars for its orthodoxy and accuracyPenguin Books India has agreed to withdraw from sale all copies of a book that takes an unorthodox view of Hinduism, and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The Cases Against Book Bans

After a string of wins, potentially significant developments now loom in several key book-banning lawsuits. PW rounded up the status of some of the more closely watched book banning cases. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-05-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Librarians, Advocates Sue to Block Restrictive New Alabama Library Policies

The suit comes amid a months-long drama which saw allies of a right-wing group take over the library board and abruptly fire the library director. “This is about who should get to decide what books our kids get to read—parents or politicians,” said Angie Hayden of Read Freely Alabama, one of the... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-05-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Met police to pay ‘five-figure sum’ to French publisher arrested under anti-terror laws

Exclusive: Ernest Moret was held en route to a book fair amid fears police are using counter-terrorism powers to target activistsA French publisher who was arrested in London by counter-terror officers has been awarded “substantial” damages by the Metropolitan police, as new figures reveal... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-04-29 06:00:25 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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Judge Weighs Preliminary Injunction in Alaska Book Banning Lawsuit

The hearing comes nearly year after administrators in the Mat-Su district, located just north of Anchorage, responded to a handful of parental complaints by pulling 56 titles from school libraries without any formal review. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-04-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sue Arroyo, CEO and Publisher of CamCat Books, Dies at 57

Arroyo, who founded CamCat in 2018 and published more than 100 titles, died on February 26 after a fall. Editorial director Helga Schier said that no decisions will be made about CamCat's leadership until Arroyo's estate is settled. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries struggle to afford the demand for e-books, seek new state laws in fight with publishers

Libraries across the U.S. are struggling to cover the cost of e-books, which have grown in popularity Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2024-03-12 14:54:40 UTC ]
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RuPaul Is Sending a Rainbow Bus to Give Away Books Targeted by Bans

The star, whose show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has an international following, is one of the founders of a new online bookstore promoting underrepresented authors. The giveaways are part of its outreach. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2024-03-04 15:05:30 UTC ]
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Bill to End Book Bans on Table in Minnesota

Minnesota's HF 3782 would not only aim to end book bans in public schools and libraries but would emphasize the knowledge, training, and expertise of librarians. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-02-29 14:32:52 UTC ]
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What Do Parents Really Think of Libraries and Book Bans?: Survey Results

The results are in for three surveys of more than 3,000 parents asking about their perceptions of libraries, librarians, and book bans. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-18 16:40:10 UTC ]
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