“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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A Banned Books Week Action List: Book Censorship News, September 16, 2022

Take action during Banned Books Week with these action items. That, plus this week's roundup of book censorship news. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-09-16 10:40:00 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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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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ALA's Banned Books Week Kicks Off September 26

This year's event is themed "Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us" and comes as LGBTQIA+ books and books that focus on racism and racial justice are being challenged in alarming numbers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Print Book Sales Skid Ends After Four Weeks

Unit sales of print books increased 1.6% last week over 2020, ending four weeks of declines. Adult fiction sales led the rebound, with sales up 26.3%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-08-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Print Book Sales Fell Last Week, Ending Long Winning Streak

The long run of unit sales of print books posting weekly sales gains over the comparable week in 2020 came to an end last week, with units falling 1.3% compared to the week ending July 11, 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Will Dutch library ban on 'Black Pete' books spell end for 'racist' festive tradition?

The portrayal of Santa’s Moor servant ‘Zwarte Piet’ is widely seen as offensive. Protesters applaud the decision to remove the character from children’s books Public libraries across the Netherlands are removing from the shelves children’s books depicting a black-faced Zwarte Piet, a side-kick... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-15 10:10:52 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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