Most challenged books: what do they say about us?

The American Library Association's 2014 list of most banned books may be indicative of contemporary concerns. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

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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

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Booker prize unveils book club challenge

Six groups will be chosen to read a shortlisted book, with the most ‘original and engaging’ readers to be invited to the prize ceremony Book clubs across the UK are being invited to take part in the inaugural Booker prize book club challenge, with seats at the prize ceremony dinner up for... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Here are the Top 10 Most Banned and Challenged Books of 2021

These are the 10 books the American Library Association reports as being the most banned or challenged titles of 2021. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Book Challenges Quadrupled in 2021, an Unprecedented Increase

729 formal book challenges were reported to the American Library Association in 2021, which is likely only 10% of total challenges. Continue reading at Book Riot

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ALA Releases Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021

ALA kicked off National Library Week with the release of its annual State of America's Libraries report, and its "Top 10 Most Challenged Books" list. The 729 challenges tracked by ALA in 2021 represent the highest number of attempted book bans since ALA began compiling its list 20 years ago,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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New York's library e-book licensing bill vetoed as Maryland challenge looms

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has welcomed the decision by New York Governor Kathy Hochul to veto a bill that would have forced publishers and authors to grant e-book licences to libraries under state-imposed terms. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Challenge on Maryland library e-books law set for February

A law forcing publishers in the US and abroad to license e-books to the state's public libraries in the US state of Maryland is expected to come into effect as planned on 1st January 2022 after a court challenge was set for February. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Ian Rankin took on the challenge of finishing his mentor’s book. The result is a darkly beautiful novel.

“The Dark Remains” captures perfectly the voice of the late William McIlvanney, master of Tartan Noir. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Russian Book Market: Paper Shortages and Prices Challenge Recovery

Despite having more than 20 percent of the world's forests, Russia is market with a paper shortage that means higher book prices. The post Russian Book Market: Paper Shortages and Prices Challenge Recovery appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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2020’s most challenged books include ‘The Hate U Give’ and others about race

The list, compiled by the American Library Association, is meant to inform the public about censorship. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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ALA Releases List of Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books

'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian' topped the ALA's list of the most banned and challenged books between 2010-2019. The list was released to coincide with the start of Banned Books Week, which runs through October 3. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The ALA’s 2019 list of most frequently challenged books is as disheartening as ever.

The American Library Association has released its annual list of the most frequently challenged books, and while Harry Potter (and the Order of the Godless Friends) and The Handmaid’s Tale (hold on now, you’re saying this is a dys-topia?) managed to squeak into the top ten, the other eight on... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The Challenges of Getting Your Book Published

Self-publishing or traditional publishing? Author Robert McCaw has gotten his books published both ways and shares the pros and cons of each route. The post The Challenges of Getting Your Book Published by Robert McCaw appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

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John Oliver and Captain Underpants among the most “challenged” books of 2018

The ALA usually lists 10 books, but included 11 this year because there was just so much to clutch pearls over. What do Captain Underpants and John Oliver have in common? They are both on the American Library Association’s list of most “challenged” books for the past year, which is a nice way of... Continue reading at Fast Company

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London Book Fair 2019: In Brazil, Publishers Facing Historic Challenge

Ahead of the London Book Fair, PW caught up with Marcos Pereira, President of the Brazilian Publishers Association (SNEL) and Publisher of Editora Sextante, one of the largest trade publishers in Brazil. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Covering the International Books Industry: A Discussion of Trends and Challenges

From European markets recovering from financial losses to translation in the US market and book-pricing differences based on authors' genders, a 'Beyond the Book' panel at BookExpo looked at recent coverage of the books industry. The post Covering the International Books Industry: A Discussion... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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At London Book Fair: Brexit’s Concerns and Challenges for Publishing

'We can't have books stuck in dockside waiting for customs clearance,' points out Hodder Education's Lis Tribe, as publishers work to inform the government of the industry's Brexitian concerns. The post At London Book Fair: Brexit’s Concerns and Challenges for Publishing appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Asher, Alexie Top ALA 'Challenged Books' List in Wake of Allegations

The ALA's annual State of America's Libraries report, released on Monday, saw books by Jay Asher and Sherman Alexie land at the top of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom's Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2017 list. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2016

A closer look at the trends behind the titles facing campaigns demanding their removal from the nation’s schools and libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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WORKING Challenges in Children’s Books in the Middle East

Teaser text IMAGE Editor’s note. — Porter Anderson By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 Subhed XXXX The challenges facing children’s book publishing in the Middle East was the topic of a panel discussion held this week at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival. Among those addressing the topic was... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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