New S&S Program, Books Belong, Takes Aim at Book Bans

Simon & Schuster is introducing a new "multi-platform education and resources program" during this year's Banned Books Week, as part of an effort to expand the publisher's response to the book bans and challenges. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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New S&S Program, Books Belong, Takes Aim at Book Bans

Simon & Schuster is introducing a new "multi-platform education and resources program" during this year's Banned Books Week, as part of an effort to expand the publisher's response to the book bans and challenges. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Bans, Gaza Take Center Stage at Lambda Literary Awards

At the June 11 ceremony honoring LGBTQ literature, Catherine Lacey and Bryan Washington took home top prizes in an evening otherwise dominated by small and independent presses. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-06-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2023: Program Picks for Dealing with Book Bans

This year’s conference features an especially strong lineup of programs responding to the ongoing nationwide surge in book bans and legislative challenges to the freedom to read. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-06-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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American Libraries Are Taking a Stand Against Book Bans

Some of the best moments of my life have been spent in libraries, first as a patron, later as a librarian, and I have witnessed firsthand how hard the past few decades have been on libraries. As America has continued to dismantle its social safety net, libraries have been forced to pivot from... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2023-04-21 11:05:00 UTC ]
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It’s official: Book-banning attempts aimed at libraries are way up this year.

The American Library Association has released its preliminary data on attempts to censor books or limit library resources, and the numbers are bad. From Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, there were 681 “attempts to ban or restrict library resources,” targeting 1,651 titles in total. This number already exceeds... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-09-16 16:06:45 UTC ]
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Books to Film: Frankfurt’s Cannes Program Takes Publishers, Agents to France

On the first tour to Cannes of publishers and literary agents, Norway's Thomas Mala says the experience was worthwhile. He's ready to go again next year. The post Books to Film: Frankfurt’s Cannes Program Takes Publishers, Agents to France appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-06-07 05:56:09 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

[ Book Riot | 2024-06-14 13:30:00 UTC ]
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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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“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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Book Banning Will Not Stop at Schools: Book Censorship News, January 12, 2024

Public libraries need to prepare for what's happening at school libraries to happen to them. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-12 11:40:00 UTC ]
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North Carolina’s Firestorm Books Offers Free Books Banned in Florida

Firestorm Books in Asheville, N.C., has acquired 22,500 copies of 46 children's books that were banned from the Duval County Public School system in Florida, and will distribute them for free across the U.S. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-11 05:00:00 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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California Has Banned Book Bans, Bucking GOP Censorship Trend

Book bans are on the rise nationally, with nearly half those prohibitions happening in Florida school districts. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2023-09-26 19:43:13 UTC ]
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Banned Books BINGO for Book Clubs

Your book club can help fight book bans! See how many squares on this anti-censorship BINGO board you can fill out together. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-08-24 10:30:00 UTC ]
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DPLA Launches ‘Geo-targeted’ Banned Book Club via Palace E-book App

The new program utilizes GPS-based “geo-targeting” to show readers the books that have been banned in their area, making e-book versions available to borrow digitally. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-07-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Texas Officially Bans So-Called “Sexually Explicit” Books; Demands Book Ratings from Vendors

Texas's Governor signs a bill into law that gives him power over what books can be in libraries *and* forces ratings on books. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-06-15 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Illinois Has Officially Banned Book Bans

Illinois is the first state to officially ban book bans through new legislation that takes effect January 1, 2024. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-06-12 20:34:10 UTC ]
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