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ICYMI: Gene Luen Yang, Portugal The Man, and Alex Gino Talk Censorship

We were delighted to host three amazing virtual events this week, with free expression superstars Gene Luen Yang, Cody Miller, Jung Kim, Portugal The Man, Alex Gino, and Peter Coyl! ...
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Wrap Up Banned Books Week Virtually!

It may be the last day of Banned Books Week, but it's not too late to take part in the fun! You can write your favorite banned author (here's a ...
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Watch Party: “Scary Stories” Documentary

BBW Events Spotlight: October 2

We're telling "Scary Stories" with today's Banned Books Week events spotlight, which includes a watch party with Cody Meirick, the director of the documentary that digs into the impact of ...
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BBW Events Spotlight: October 1

Happy Banned Books Week day 5! The celebration of the right to read might be heading toward it's end, but censorship never stops! Learn about censorship in the comics industry ...
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BBW Events Spotlight: September 30

We've hit the midway point of Banned Books Week, and we're hitting a high point today with our Alex Gino (George) Facebook Live event! Today is packed, with an ALA ...
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BBW Events Spotlight: September 29

We're hitting the third day of Banned Books Week running! Don't miss Portugal. The Man, live with NCAC and the Banned Books Week Coalition; SAGE Publishing's conversation about COVID-19 and ...
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BBW Events Spotlight: September 28

Looking for something to do today? Don't miss the Banned Books Week Coalition's conversation with Gene Luen Yang, a look at the Comics Code Authority and rating systems, and a ...
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ALA Announces Top 100 Banned & Challenged Books of Last Decade

To kick off the 2020 edition of Banned Books week, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom has unveiled the Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books for the ...
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Happy Banned Books Week! Here Are Some Ways to Join the Fun…

Banned Books Week is finally here! We have a rundown of virtual events and the many, many ways you can participate in the celebration on social media! Censorship is a ...
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PORTUGAL. THE MAN, Live with Banned Books Week & NCAC!

Join the Banned Books Week Coalition and the National Coalition Against Censorship at 6:00 p.m. EDT, September 29, for an exclusive Facebook Live event with Grammy Award-winning musicians and free ...
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Join Creator Gene Luen Yang, Live with Banned Books Week and NCTE!

Join the Banned Books Week Coalition and the National Council of Teachers of English at 5:00 p.m. CDT on September 28 for a special Banned Books Week Facebook Live event ...
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Don’t Miss Alex Gino, Live with Banned Books Week and ALA OIF!

Join the Banned Books Week Coalition and ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom at 1:00 p.m. CDT, September 30, for an exclusive Facebook Live event with acclaimed and award-winning author Alex ...
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Meet the Banned Books Week Coalition!

Banned Books Week is almost here! If you're looking for someone to respond to press inquiries; someone to take part in your programming; information about censorship in schools, libraries, bookstores, ...
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City Lit Theater Spotlights Books on the Chopping Block

Chicago's City Lit Theater is teaming with the American Library Association for Books on the Chopping Block, a series of virtual events featuring dramatic readings from banned and challenged books ...
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Celebrate Banned Books Week Virtually!

Banned Books Week is fast approaching, but thanks to virtual programming and social media, you still have time to join the celebration September 27-October 3! While you may not be ...
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Find Your Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week 2020!

In turbulent times, books are tools that help people navigate the world around them. Intellectual freedom and access to information uplift people in crisis and during more peaceful times, so ...
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Events Spotlight: September 28

It's the last day of Banned Books Week, and we're blowing it out in style! Lots of Drag Queen Story Hour, including Coalition-sponsored events in San Francisco and New York ...
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11 Challenged and Banned Plays and Musicals

Books aren't the only thing we celebrate during Banned Books Week. We also celebrate plays and musicals that have drawn the ire of censors. Let's take a look at a ...
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Events Spotlight: September 27

With just one day left of Banned Books Week, there's no slowing down! We have webinars with Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes) and David F. Walker (Bitter Root), trivia at the Kurt ...
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11 Challenged and Banned Comics

Comics are one of the most commonly attacked types of books, with challenges and bans happening every year. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and several other members of the ...
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