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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Books Week partner, We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), is running a short story contest for one story from a previously unpublished diverse author to be included in a Young Adult WNDB Anthology titled LIFT OFF.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

ALA Diverse Content Infographic
Feb 23 2016 - 10:29am

Why are so many diverse books banned? The 2016 celebration of Banned Books Week will examine this important question as part of its thematic focus on diversity, the event's national coalition announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from September 25−October 1, 2016, and will be observed in thousands of libraries, schools, bookstores and other community settings across the nation and the world.

Oct 23 2015 - 1:00pm

Why are Young Adult books banned?

Sherman Alexie Cover
Sep 30 2015 - 1:23pm

This case study is brought to you by our sponsor National Coalition Against Censorship.

An 'Absolutely True' Absurdity

Persepolis Cover
Sep 27 2015 - 2:38pm

For Banned Books Week, we are featuring case studies of banned and challenged Young Adult books. The first in this series is of the graphic novel, Persepolis. This case study first appeared on our sponsor, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's, website.

Sep 23 2015 - 9:33am

This year the theme of Banned Books Week is Young Adult* fiction. We have put together a list of frequenlty challenged YA title from the past year:

CBLDF Logo
Sep 10 2015 - 2:41pm

Banned Books Week 2015 is coming up September 27 – October 3. As a sponsor of the annual week celebrating the freedom to read, CBLDF is proud to offer free print resources for libraries, educators, and retailers who want to join the celebration!

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