blog

RSS Feed
Apr 12 2018 - 10:45am

BBW BannerBanned Books Week 2018, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held September 23 - 29. The 2018 theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship.

Graphic compiling ALA OIF's Top Ten Challenged Books of 2017
Apr 9 2018 - 10:50am

In recognition of National Library Week, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has published their annual list of the ten most frequently challenged and banned books, along with an analysis of the censorship threats facing U.S. schools and libraries.

In 2017, the following books were among the most frequently attacked:

Sep 25 2017 - 10:43am

Happy Banned Books Week!  The annual celebration of the freedom to read is running all this week, and the Banned Books Week Coalition invites you to participate by getting involved in the incredible activities brought to you by our sponsor organizations! From theatrical performances, bookstore parties, and online advocacy, there’s lots of ways you can help celebrate Our Right to Read!

Jun 13 2017 - 10:42am

Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held the week of September 24th in 2017. For this year’s celebration, the coalition of organizations that sponsors Banned Books Week will emphasize the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read.

Censorship is happening and it is infringing on the right of readers.

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.

Coe Booth
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.

Pages