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Events Spotlight: September 29

It’s the last hurrah for Banned Books Week! How are you celebrating the right to read on the final day of celebration? Here are a few suggestions for events around ...
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5 Things You Can Do to Support the Right to Read

Banned Books Week is a celebration of the right to read, a right that needs to be protected year round. Whether you’re a librarian, teacher, bookseller, student, or writer, there ...
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Banned Spotlight: September 28

There’s only two days left in Banned Books Week! How are you celebrating the right to read? Here are a few suggestions for events around the country! Be sure to ...
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Open Road Media Supports the Banned Books Week Coalition

Between Sunday, September 23, and Saturday, September 29, Open Road Media is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of 36 challenged and banned books to the Banned ...
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Events Spotlight: September 27

Just a few days left in Banned Books Week! How are you celebrating the right to read? Here are a few suggestions for events around the country! Be sure to ...
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10 Reasons Books Are Challenged and Banned

Books and plays are challenged for any number of reasons. Let’s take a look at ten of those reasons and the books on ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books list for ...
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Events Spotlight: September 26

We’ve reached the midpoint of Banned Books Week. What are you doing to celebrate today? Here are a few suggestions for events around the country! Be sure to visit the ...
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Events Spotlight: September 25

What are you doing to celebrate the third day of Banned Books Week? Here are a few suggestions for events around the country! Be sure to visit the Banned Books ...
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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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