Celebrating the Freedom to Read: September 24 - September 30, 2017


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Jan 6 2017 - 10:22am

During 2016 Banned Books Week, Powell's Books in Portland, OR held an event featuring Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and chair of the Banned Books Week Coalition, authors Cory Doctorow (Information Doesn't Want to Be Free), Cathy Camper (Lowriders to the Center of the Earth), M. K. Reed (Americus), and illustrator/cartoonist Jonathan Hill (Americus) for a panel discussion on the theme of diversity. The discussion was moderated by Candace Morgan, Coordinator of Celebrate the Freedom to Read in Oregon.

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Sep 30 2016 - 10:38am

This post orignially appeared on our sponsor, NCAC's website as part of their Banned Books Week programming.

This Day in June
Sep 29 2016 - 11:44am

This post originally appeared on Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's website. More Banned Books Week resources from CBLDF can be found here.

Battling Bannings
Sep 27 2016 - 9:38am
Free webinar on how authors respond to book bannings and how librarians can support them

Posted on September 22, 2016

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Sep 27 2016 - 12:00am

This blog orignially appeared on Literacy & NCTE, the National Council of Teacher of English's blog. A new blog will be posted each day of Banned Books Week. 

Sep 23 2016 - 11:53am

This post originally appeared on Literacy & NCTE, the official blog of the National Council Teachers on English. Another post, What's Wrong With Diversity, also discusses the need for more diverse books.  

Sep 21 2016 - 1:54pm

This post originally appeared on the Association of American Publishers' website and was written by Olusina Adebayo, Project Manager.

Sep 19 2016 - 8:25pm
This year's Banned Books Week is celebrating diversity. Below is a selection of books by diverse authors or containing diverse content that have been frequently challenged and/or banned.
While diversity is seldom given as a reason for a challenge, it seems, in fact, to be an underlying and unspoken factor. These challenged works are often about people and issues which include LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities—people or issues that, perhaps, challengers would prefer not to consider.