Banned Books Week: Our right to read, September 24-30, 2017

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Sep 23 2016 - 11:53am

This post originally appeared on Literacy & NCTE, the official blog of the National Council Teachers on English. Another post, What's Wrong With Diversity, also discusses the need for more diverse books.  

Sep 21 2016 - 1:54pm

This post originally appeared on the Association of American Publishers' website and was written by Olusina Adebayo, Project Manager.

Sep 19 2016 - 8:25pm
This year's Banned Books Week is celebrating diversity. Below is a selection of books by diverse authors or containing diverse content that have been frequently challenged and/or banned.
While diversity is seldom given as a reason for a challenge, it seems, in fact, to be an underlying and unspoken factor. These challenged works are often about people and issues which include LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities—people or issues that, perhaps, challengers would prefer not to consider. 
 
Sep 14 2016 - 10:18am

Seven bookstores across the country are having events on the same night to celebrate diversity and Banned Books Week.

Banned Books Week Webinar American Library Association
Aug 4 2016 - 9:25am

Tired of the same old displays and yellow caution tape? Want to engage your community with thoughtful programming and information about the freedom to read? Join ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom during this FREE WEBINAR to discover 50 ideas, tips, and resources to have a successful Banned Books Week. Wednesday, August 10, 2016 @ 1pm CST

Jul 26 2016 - 8:19am

 Countdown: 60 more days until Banned Books Week!Save the Date! September 25th - October 1st, 2016

CBS This Morning
Jul 22 2016 - 3:52pm

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/books-under-attack/ In May, CBS This Morning invited American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom Director, Jamie LaRue, to their New York studies for an interview on Banned Books. "I think it's the outsider," Larue said.

Jul 7 2016 - 9:36am

2016 Banned Books Week partner, We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), is running a short story contest for one story from a previously unpublished diverse author to be included in a Young Adult WNDB Anthology titled LIFT OFF. The winner will also receive a payment of $1,000.00 US.

Top Ten List
Apr 11 2016 - 10:38am

(Cross posted from the Intellectual Freedom blog by the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom)

Beloved
Apr 11 2016 - 10:28am

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