Banned Books Week

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.

Banned Books Week Wrap-Up

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Library Board Has Voted to Ban Book Bans Alexie, Evison, Hopkins Speak Up in Defense of Banned Books Book bans reflect outdated beliefs about how children read I’m a retired teacher.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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Literary Links

American Library Association’s New Book Censorship Data Released in Advance of Banned Books Week As you have probably already guessed, the statistics are pretty grim. Category: Censorship Series on Historical Fiction from The Atlantic On the occasion of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, The Atlantic carries a series of feature articles about historical fiction.

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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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