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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Events Spotlight: September 26

Happy Banned Books Week Thursday! Today brings a look at the censorship of LGBTQ+ literature, lots of live readings, and more! Let's take a look at the happenings... Be sure ...

Banned Books Week: Handling Challenges

Unfortunately, some community members might object to certain books being available. It is important to manage those objections with professionalism, respect, and dedication to the mission of serving your community ...

For the Benefit and Enjoyment of All the People

When the American experiment began, no one expected it to one day be summarized brilliantly by a stone arch in the middle of an expanse of mountains, hot springs, and ...

Events Spotlight: September 25

We're halfway through the celebration, and Banned Books Week isn't slowing down! Here's a snapshot of how you can join the fun today! Be sure to visit the Banned Books ...

PEN America Examines Book Bans in U.S. Prisons

In a new policy paper, the literary and human rights organization PEN America showcases the impact of the nation’s most pernicious book ban: the system of restrictions that exist across U.S ...

Events Spotlight: September 24

Banned Books Week is rolling strong, and today's events include webinars, comics as inspiration, readings, Salman Rushdie and Laila Lalami, and so. much. trivia! Be sure to visit the Banned ...

Banned Books Week: Know Your Rights

The First Amendment protects the freedom to read. Everyone is entitled to express their opinions about a book, but they don’t have the right to limit another person’s access to ...

11 Challenged and Banned Books

The American Library Associations Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles an annual list of the most challenged and banned books. Normally, that list is only ten titles long, but this year’s ...

Events Spotlight: September 23

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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