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How Librarians Can Counter Lies from Book Banners This problem isn’t going to go away any time soon, so we need to stay informed. Categories: Censorship, Libraries 5 Messy Characters You Can’t Help But Love My favorite phrase for describing humans is “deliciously messy.” So I immediately zoomed in on this list by Zeniya Cooley: …

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Banner: Celebrate Banned Books Week, September 18-24, 2022 (from the American Library Association). Several brightly colored birds fly over a muted background of open books.

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The Banned Books You Haven’t Heard About A Colorado Library Board Has Voted to Ban Book Bans Alexie, Evison, Hopkins Speak Up in Defense of Banned Books Book bans reflect outdated beliefs about how children read I’m a retired teacher. I know you can ban books, but you can’t ban their ideas: Opinion Overwhelming Majority …

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Banned Books Week 2022

The theme for Banned Books Week 2022 is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” For More Information BookRiot has put together an extensive list of information and suggestions on how you can advocate for literacy and the freedom to read during this year’s Banned Books Week: A Banned Books Week Action List: Book Censorship News, …

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Good Company: Depictions of Older Women in Literature Jane Campbell has some reading recommendations: For some time, I have been relishing literature that offers wonderfully varying depictions of old women. They are good company. These are pieces that expose the cruelty inflicted on older women and that impress me with their capacity to pursue the …

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Is Publishing About Art or Commerce? “The antitrust trial to block the merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster has riveted the industry—and raised larger questions about the business of books.” If, like me, you’re having trouble keeping up with the trial to prevent the merger of two major publishers, here’s a good …

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Gilbert Cruz Is Our Next Books Editor The New York Times has announced its new book editor, “veteran culture editor” Gilbert Cruz: Gilbert spent the past four years bringing important changes to our arts report . . . Now he’ll move to Books to focus his energies on three important pillars of coverage. The first …

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With Rising Book Bans, Librarians Have Come Under Attack “Caustic fights over which books belong on the shelves have put librarians at the center of a bitter and widening culture war.” Not just books, but librarians themselves, have been verbally threatened and attacked as the number of censorship attacks increases across the U.S. Categories: Censorship, …

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The Best LGBTO Books of the Year, According to Lambda Literary BookRiot has some reading suggestions for Pride Month. Category: Book Recommendations The 2022 Pride Reading List: 72 New Books to Read All Year This list from Goodreads includes books that are currently available as well as books that will be published later this year …

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Summer Reading Guide While most newspapers and magazines have been reducing their books coverage for some time now, The Atlantic has recently decided to increase its coverage. Here’s its recent list of summer reading suggestions: For the summer, The Atlantic’s writers and editors have picked sets of books to match your mood. Do you want …

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What Is Short Story Month and Why Is It in May? Carolina Ciucci digs into the origin and history of Short Story Month, with some reading suggestions and links to information about the short story as a literary form. Categories: Literary History, Writing As the Supreme Court Weighs Roe vs. Wade, These Novels Offer Perspective …

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