Banned Books Week

tag cloud of reasons for challenging of books, including anti-racism, anti-police, LGBTQIA+, religious viewpoint, emphasis on social justice, profanity, promoting Islam

Stand Against Censorship!

In celebration of Banned Books Week, here are some articles about censorship. Banned Books Week Fights Censorship by People in Power “This op-ed argues that those who ban or burn books are seeking to destroy history, ideas, and narratives that challenge the authority of those in power.” Jameelah Nasheed provides a succinct history of censorship, …

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Poster: Books Unite Us

ALA Kicks Off Banned Books Week 2021

It’s that time of year: it’s ALA’s annual Banned Books Week. This year’s event is themed “Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us” and is set to run from September 26 through October 2. And it comes at a time, ALA officials said this week, when LGBTQIA+ books and books that focus on racism and racial …

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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 Washington Post

Every September, I look over the new list and sigh, “How could anyone object to these great-looking books?” This year, instead of just sighing, I read all the books. The experience introduced me to some great new titles and, by implication, the anxieties of too many censorial Americans. Source: For Banned Books Week, I read …

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19 Controversial Books to Read with Your Book Club

Source: 19 Controversial Books to Read with Your Book Club Are you looking for a bold new book that’s sure to get conversation going with your book club? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most controversial books included on the American Library Association’s annual list of books that have recently been restricted, removed, …

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