Panel Mania: Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ko Hyung-Ju, and Ryan Estrada

'Banned Book Club' by Kim Hyun Sook, Ko Hyung-Ju, and Ryan Estrada is the true story of Hyun Sook’s years as a South Korean college student under the brutal military regime of the early 1980s. In this 11-page excerpt a naive and apolitical Hyun Sook meets the fearless student members of a book club that will eventually transform her life as a student and as a citizen. 'Banned Book Club' will be published this month by Iron Circus Comics. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Bans May Bring the Return of Child-Free Libraries: Censorship News, August 4, 2023

Policies in response to book bans are pushing kids out of libraries — plus, this week's censorship and book banning news. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-08-04 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: 'Malcolm Kid and the Perfect Song' by Austin Paramore and Sarah Bollinger

This lively paranormal YA graphic novel follows an aspiring, albeit comically insecure, teen musician with a very peculiar electronic keyboard haunted with the soul of a long-dead jazz legend. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Arthur children’s book faces potential Florida ban over claim it ‘damaged souls’

School district member files challenge to Arthur’s Birthday, 1989 book by Marc Brown, which is among 45 titles pending reviewA title in the Arthur children’s book series is facing a potential ban after a conservative activist claimed that it “damaged souls”.On 12 July, Bruce Friedman, a member... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-07-28 16:22:54 UTC ]
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'It could very well bankrupt us,' says bookseller suing over Texas school book ban

Valerie Koehler says that if her book shop is forced to comply with a new state law regulating public school literature, she might go out of business. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-07-26 21:13:13 UTC ]
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Children's Author Becomes a 'Loudmouth' for Banned Books

Author Leah Johnson isn't simply speaking up against censorship—she's putting banned books into people's hands, and will open Loudmouth Books in Indianapolis in late September. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-07-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How to watch bestselling author Luis Alberto Urrea at the L.A. Times Book Club

Luis Alberto Urrea, author of 'Good Night, Irene,' joins L.A. Times Book Club readers live on July 19. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-07-19 20:38:21 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: 'Xogenasys, Vol. 1'

Xogenasys is a pro fighting league in the gang-dominated New York of 2069. Darius Smith, a teenage fight fan and devastating street fighter himself, is determined to stay away from gang life. The gangs have other ideas. An eight-page excerpt. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-07-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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12 Book Club Picks Of July 2023

Get to know what all of the book clubs are reading this month, then get involved. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-07-14 10:38:00 UTC ]
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Massachusetts Legislators Propose Book Ban Bills

In the past two weeks, three separate bills addressing book bans in schools and libraries have been proposed in Massachusetts. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-07-13 13:58:56 UTC ]
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Book Club Picks for July 2023

R.F. Kuang's publishing parody 'Yellowface' is a Reese’s Book Club pick, Thao Thai's 'Banyan Moon' gets the Read with Jenna nod, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-07-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Why All of My Book Clubs Have Imploded

From despotic book club leaders to mind-numbingly boring reads, here are all the reasons every book club I've enjoyed has failed. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-07-06 10:32:00 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: Blood of the Virgin by Sammy Harkham

Sammy Harkham’s new graphic novel, 'Blood of the Virgin,' weaves the lives of a young film editor and his wife and infant son into a personal, complex evocation of low-budget filmmaking in 1970s Hollywood and an epic meta-narrative on the history and legend of Tinsel Town. An 11-page excerpt. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-07-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The NDN Girls Book Club Was Born From The Need To Disrupt

Kinsale Drake created a space for Native people in the arts to thrive — free of the white gaze. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2023-06-23 22:10:23 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: Anaïs Nin: A Sea of Lies by Léonie Bischoff

Léonie Bischoff's 'Anaïs Nin: A Sea of Lies' is an elegantly comprehensive, sometimes mystic, graphic biography of Nin. An 11-page excerpt. The book is out now from Fanatagraphics Books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-06-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors of ‘And Tango Makes Three’ Sue Over Florida Law Driving Book Bans

The authors of a picture book about a penguin family with two fathers sued the state and a school district that removed the book from libraries. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-06-20 14:25:50 UTC ]
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Video: Watch Elliot Page discuss 'Pageboy' at the L.A. Times Book Club

Actor Elliot Page joined the Los Angeles Times Book Club to discuss his new memoir, 'Pageboy,' in Hollywood. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-06-15 17:06:58 UTC ]
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The Book Club Picks of June 2023, From Roxane Gay’s to Reese’s

Here are the books 11 of the biggest and most interesting book clubs have chosen as their picks for June 2023, including Yellowface by R.F. Kuang. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-06-15 10:36:00 UTC ]
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Illinois Governor Signs Landmark New Law to Discourage Book Bans in Libraries

The new law, signed by Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker on June 12, conditions state grant funding for libraries on adopting and adhering to the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights or adopting a written policy that would protect books and other resources. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-06-13 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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ALA 2023: Behind the Book Bans

PW talks to author and iSchool professor Emily Knox about book banning has changed in just a few short years—and, perhaps most importantly, why it’s changed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-06-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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