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110+ Challenged and Banned Books and Plays to Read for Banned Books Week!

Looking for something to read during your Banned Books Week celebrations? Start here! ALA OIF Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2017 The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom ...
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Banned Books Week UK

Banned Books Week isn’t just observed here in the United States -- it’s a world-wide celebration of the freedom to read! Banned Books Week UK has brought the party to ...
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Events Spotlight: September 24

What are you doing to celebrate Banned Books Week today? Here are a few suggestions for events around the country! Be sure to visit the Banned Books Week event page ...
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Penguin Random House Partners With “We Need Diverse Books” in Observance of Banned Books Week

With its ongoing mission to invest in voices that reflect wide-ranging opinions that impact our society in meaningful ways, Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade publisher, is supporting this ...
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Banning Books Silences Stories

Happy Banned Books Week!

The celebration of reading is here! Banning books silences stories, so speak out against censorship all week at evens around the world! Be sure to visit the Banned Books Week ...
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What Are You Doing for Banned Books Week?

Banned Books Week kicks off on Sunday, but events celebrating the right to read are already underway! Are you still looking for something to do to honor challenged and banned ...
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Banned Spotlight: Plays and Musicals

Books aren’t the only focus of Banned Books Week. Plays, musicals, and other theatrical productions are frequent targets of censors, from the bright lights of Broadway to the smallest grade ...
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Banned Books Week Is Here — Celebrate With New Handbook!

Banned Books Week kicks off on Sunday, and the Banned Books Week Coalition is celebrating with the CELEBRATE BANNED BOOKS WEEK HANDBOOK, a new publication! Visit https://bannedbooksweek.org/resources/handbook/ to view the ...
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Celebrate Banned Books Week in Humble Bundle Style With the Forbidden Books Bundle

Celebrate Banned Books Week in Humble Bundle style with the new Forbidden Books Bundle, a collection of banned and challenged books by some of the world's most influential authors! From ...
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Banned Spotlight: Censored Comics

Comics are challenged for all of the same reasons that other books are challenged, but they are uniquely vulnerable to challenges because of their visual nature. Because comics thrive on ...
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Local Pastors Attempt to Ban Books from Banned Books Display at Maine Public Library

A group of pastors in Rumford, Maine are attempting to have LGBTQ books banned from the Rumford Public Library’s display of banned books. The library is holding a board meeting today, where the ...
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Banned Spotlight: Thirteen Reasons Why

The most challenged book of 2017 was Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why, a novel that has been a valuable tool in igniting conversations about suicide, bullying, and consent. The depiction ...
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Banned Books Week Coalition Events Calendar

The members of the Banned Books Week Coalition have a number of events planned for the annual celebration of the right read! Show your support for their efforts defending the ...
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Banned Spotlight: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie’s National Book Award-winning The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian has appeared on ALA’s top ten challenged books list six times since its 2007 publication. In 2017, ...
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Banned Spotlight: Drama

One would think there wouldn’t be much controversy around a bestselling graphic novel about a middle school play -- a graphic novel that includes no profanity, drug or alcohol use, ...
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Dear Banned Author Letter-Writing Campaign

Are you looking for a low-cost and engaging Banned Books Week event for your library, school, or bookstore? The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom has launched the Dear ...
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Celebrate Banned Books Week At Your Library with Image Comics’ Library Livestreams

Image Comics is celebrating Banned Books Week with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association by producing a week ...
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Banned Spotlight: The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini’s acclaimed debut novel The Kite Runner has sold millions of copies and inspired a popular film, but the book has been met with several challenges since its 2003 ...
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Banned Spotlight: George

Alex Gino’s George is an inspiring middle grades read that calls on its young readers to be who you are, but some have found the content of the book offensive ...
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Speaking Out: Voicing Movements in the Face of Censorship

Whether focused on race, gender equality, sexual orientation, or mental health, movements are growing at a rapid speed due to digital media, demonstrations, and published works. Yet the growth and ...
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