“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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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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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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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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Texas Prisons Banned My Book About Texas Prisoners

Banned Book Week, which started on Sunday, reminds us that no one sets out to write a banned book. But as long as speech threatens those in power, censorship, even in a country that espouses one of the most expansive free-speech regimes in the world, remains inevitable. Given that book banning... Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2016-09-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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39th Annual Banned Books Week

The end of this month marks the 39th annual Banned Books Week, a celebration of the freedom to read, to express and exchange ideas. Perhaps it goes without saying that absent such liberties, there would be no Los Angeles Review of Books. But while books of all stripes keep us occupied here at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-09-27 12:30:03 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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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-23 12:00:51 UTC ]
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Nielsen Book and Rakuten OverDrive Named Supporters of the UK’s Libraries Week

Both the United States-based Rakuten OverDrive and the UK-based Nielsen Book are named today as new partners for CILIP in Libraries Week 2019. The post Nielsen Book and Rakuten OverDrive Named Supporters of the UK’s Libraries Week appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-07-17 08:10:12 UTC ]
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Washington Partially Rescinds Prison Book Ban

Facing public criticism over a ban on sending free books to prison inmates, the Washington Department of Corrections has backed down and partially rescinded the ban. Advocates for prison inmates call the new policy "insufficient" and continue to negotiate with DOC officials. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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First Irish Book Week planned for the end of October

Bookselling Ireland and Publishing Ireland are launching Irish Book Week, a new nationwide celebration of Irish books and bookshops. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Save a Life—Support a Banned Book

Almost universally, books in America are challenged because they tackle difficult subjects, writes author I.W. Gregorio. "Police brutality. Coming out. Drug use. Issues of gender identity. Disability. Gun violence. Suicide." But books—particularly those that delve into tough topics, save lives. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Karen Finley, Banned Books Week and the responsibilities of art

It's only fitting that the 25th anniversary edition of Karen Finley's “Shock Treatment” (City Lights: 144 pp., $15.95 paper) should come out in time for Banned Books Week, the literary holiday about which I feel most consistently ambivalent. If Banned Books Week represents, in many ways, a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Does Banned Books Week Really Matter Anymore?

Banned Books Week garners headlines and is easy to support, but some believe its an anachronism that 'traffics in fear-mongering over censorship.' The post Does Banned Books Week Really Matter Anymore? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Banned Books Week: How it's being celebrated across the country

Banned Books Week, which celebrates works that have been challenged or banned, is being held this year from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. The number of challenges reported this year is low in comparison to recent figures, according to the American Library Association. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Banned Books Week Is a Crock

The latest story about censorship in America began when a Knoxville, Tennessee, woman named Jackie Sims found out that her 15-year-old son had been assigned to read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks over the summer. Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 book tells the true story of a poor black woman whose... Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2015-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Banned Books Week Gets a Digital Makeover

An expanded web presence and growing social media audience has increased the visibility of the three-decades old program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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