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Webinars, Dear Banned Author, and Other Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week Online!

If you can't find a Banned Books Week event near you, are tied to a desk, or you're stuck at home, you can still find a way to join the ...
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It’s Here: Celebrate Banned Books Week with These Coalition Events!

Banned Books Week is here! Events celebrating the right to read are taking place all over the world, and the members of the Banned Books Week Coalition are proud to ...
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It’s Not Too Late to Put Together a Banned Books Week Display or Event!

Banned Books Week is almost here, but it's not too late to put together a display or event at your library, school, or store! The Banned Books Week Coalition is ...
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Drag Queen Story Hour: A Great Way to Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week 2019 kicks off this Sunday, and what better way to celebrate the freedom to read than with drag queens and kids books?! The Banned Books Week Coalition ...
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Project Censored: The Freedom to Read and Learn

In observance of Banned-Books Week (September 22 – 28, 2019), the latest Project Censored Show covers some of the obstacles placed in the way of Americans’ freedom to read and ...
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Image Comics Teams Up With ALA’s GNCRT and IFRT to Celebrate #BannedBooksWeek

Image Comics is celebrating Banned Books Week with the ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table and the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table by producing a week of Library Livestream ...
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ALA Helps Libraries ‘Keep the Light On’ During Banned Books Week

Don’t be left in the dark this Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-28, 2019). The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) offers several resources and activities for libraries and ...
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Celebrate Banned Books Week with Drag Queen Story Hour in San Francisco!

What better way to celebrate Banned Books Week than with Drag Queen Story Hour! The Banned Books Week Coalition presents this special event on September 28 at The Bindery (1727 ...
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Celebrate Banned Books Week with BANNED TOGETHER: A CENSORSHIP CABARET!

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (DLDF), in partnership with PEN America, is pleased to present the fourth annual Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret as a part of Banned Books Week ...
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NOW AVAILABLE: The Latest Edition of the Celebrate Banned Books Week Handbook

Are you getting ready to celebrate Banned Books Week? Then don't miss the Celebrate Banned Books Week Handbook, which is available now to read digitally and will be making its first-ever print ...
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Banned Books Week 2019: Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark

Don’t let censors take books out of our hands! Celebrate free expression during Banned Books Week (September 22 – 28, 2019). The theme of this year’s event proclaims “Censorship Leaves ...
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American Library Association Names Top 11 Challenged Books of 2018

It's National Library Week, which means the American Library Associations Office for Intellectual Freedom has unveiled the most challenged books of 2018. Normally, that list is only ten titles long, ...
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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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