Posts Tagged ‘ ALA top challenged books ’

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Drama

June 19, 2019
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Drama

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the…

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A History of Frequently Banned Comics

April 19, 2019
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A History of Frequently Banned Comics

Though CBLDF has Case Studies of challenges and bans of comics that go back over twenty years, when it comes to the graphic novels being challenged in quantity, it’s a far more recent affair. This year’s ALA list of most frequently challenged and banned titles featured two comics, but comics have only started showing up…

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In Their Own Words – Banned Books Edition

April 15, 2019
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In Their Own Words – Banned Books Edition

Last week American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom announced their annual list detail the most frequently challenged and banned books based on those reported throughout the previous year. Here’s some of the responses from the creators whose work was named the most frequently challenged or banned. Click here to see the full list.  …

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Start Planning Banned Books Week with CBLDF!

April 12, 2019
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Start Planning Banned Books Week with CBLDF!

Earlier this week the theme for September’s Banned Books Week was announced following the ALA’s annual Most Frequently Challenged and Banned List, demonstrating the importance for censorship awareness. It’s as crucial this year as ever to plan events to educate, entertain, and shine a light on the multitude of attempts to ban books and comics that…

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Banned Books Week Coalition Asks Advocates to “Keep the Light On”

April 10, 2019
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Banned Books Week Coalition Asks Advocates to “Keep the Light On”

Banned Books Week Coalition (BBWC), of which Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a proud member, has announced the theme for 2019, “Censorship Leaves Us In The Dark.” Banned Books Week will take place from September 22 through September 28, and seeks to urge publishers, booksellers, readers, teachers, and more to “Keep the Light On.”…

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Drama and This One Summer Named in Top 11 Most Frequently Challenged and Banned

April 8, 2019
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Drama and This One Summer Named in Top 11 Most Frequently Challenged and Banned

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (ALA OIF) released their annual list of most frequently challenged and and banned books of 2018 and both Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, and This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki are included in the Top 11. This is Drama’s fourth year as one of the most challenged and…

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Censorship By the Numbers: Beyond Books

April 11, 2018
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Censorship By the Numbers: Beyond Books

This week American Library Association‘s Office for Intellectual Freedom released its 2017 Most Challenged Books list, comprised of challenges reported to them as well as those discovered by local and national news coverage. However, of the 354 challenges in 2017, only 67% were actually about specific books. The rest of the challenges were to games,…

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Petition Against Part-Time Indian In Michigan

March 9, 2018
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Petition Against Part-Time Indian In Michigan

Parents of high school students in Midland, Michigan have opted to pass around a petition requesting the school ban Alexie Sherman’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, despite administrators clear instructions that they will only respond to a written request for further action. The YA novel about a teenage boy’s experiences growing up…

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Two Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015

April 11, 2016
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Two Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015

Every year, National Library Week starts off with a bang: the release of the American Library Association’s Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books from the previous year. The list is compiled by ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom from librarians’ confidential reports of requests to restrict or ban certain books in their collections. Two graphic…

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Time is Running Out to Report 2015 Book Challenges or Bans!

January 26, 2016
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Time is Running Out to Report 2015 Book Challenges or Bans!

Librarians and educators, have you dealt with any book challenges or bans in your workplace this year? Now’s the time to help the American Library Association and the Office for Intellectual Freedom collect this vital information to compile their annual list of most frequently challenged books. Every year more and more books have become the…

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