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Reader Poll Sets Out to Find Best Banned Book in U.K.

July 17, 2018
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Reader Poll Sets Out to Find Best Banned Book in U.K.

Voting opens tomorrow, July 18th, in the U.K. where they are in search of the public’s favorite banned book. To get ready for Banned Books Week in September, a list of commonly banned, censored, and challenged works compiled by Index on Censorship and Media Diversified will be split up into groups of five, and every…

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Last Week to Apply for Banned Books Grants!

May 7, 2018
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Last Week to Apply for Banned Books Grants!

There’s one week left to apply for a 2018 Judith F. Krug Fund Banned Books Week grant! Each year Freedom to Read Foundation distributes grants to non-profit organizations to support activities that raise awareness of intellectual freedom and censorship issues during the annual Banned Books Week celebration. Libraries, schools, universities, and community organizations are encouraged…

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Banned Books Week 2018 Declares “Banning Books Silences Stories”

April 12, 2018
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Banned Books Week 2018 Declares “Banning Books Silences Stories”

Banned Books Week just announced their theme for this year’s highly anticipated week of censorship awareness.  The annual tradition is held is in September and features everything from library displays to special author events held all around the country, designed to shine a light on the frequent challenges and bans books still face. To honor its…

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Banned Books Week News Roundup

September 29, 2017
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Banned Books Week News Roundup

Banned Books Week 2017 is wrapping up, and this year the celebration of free expression seems more relevant than ever. In light of recent public debates over speech and counterspeech, the mechanisms of protest, and the flow of information and disinformation, this is a time to appreciate — and defend — the principles of intellectual…

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Celebrate Banned Books Week with CBLDF Shirts, Patches, & More!

September 28, 2017
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Celebrate Banned Books Week with CBLDF Shirts, Patches, & More!

Wear your support for free speech with some CBLDF gear! We’re offering “I Read Banned Comics” t-shirts and patches, our new sticker set, Comics Code Authority pins, CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook and Banned Books Week Gear Bundles, and more! Donate today to show your support for free speech and CBLDF!     Gear up for Banned…

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Banned Books Week: Comics Creators on Censorship

September 28, 2017
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Banned Books Week: Comics Creators on Censorship

In recognition of Banned Books Week, we’ve gathered some quotes about censorship from comics creators around the world, including Neil Gaiman, Raina Telgemeier, Alison Bechdel, and more! Click on the links below to download posters and shelftalkers featuring these quotes! CBLDF Banned Books Week 2017 Shelftalker Spread (11″ by 17″) CBLDF Banned Books Week 2017…

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10 Books CBLDF Helped Defend in 2017 (So Far)

September 27, 2017
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10 Books CBLDF Helped Defend in 2017 (So Far)

In 2017, CBLDF has been busy battling book challenges, unconstitutional legislation, and more in defense of the freedom to read. In recognition of Banned Books Week, here’s a rundown of some of the books we’ve defended so far this year. 1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Location of challenge: Marshfield, Wisconsin A parent in…

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Where to Celebrate Banned Books Week 2017!

September 26, 2017
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Where to Celebrate Banned Books Week 2017!

Happy Banned Books Week! The annual celebration of the freedom to read is running all this week, and the Banned Books Week Coalition invites you to participate by getting involved in the incredible activities brought to you by our sponsor organizations! From theatrical performances, bookstore parties, and online advocacy, there’s lots of ways you can…

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Why Do Comics Get Challenged?

September 26, 2017
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Why Do Comics Get Challenged?

Every year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports of book challenges from around the country–that is, a request from an individual or group for a book to be restricted or removed from a library or classroom. Over the years OIF has tracked the reasons cited for these challenges, and comics…

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Two Challenges Kick Off Banned Books Week

September 25, 2017
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Two Challenges Kick Off Banned Books Week

This week, we celebrate Banned Books Week, the annual recognition of our right to read. But sometimes, it seems like some people take Banned Books Week as a dare to censor books instead of reading them. In fact, as we kick off Banned Books Week, two classics are under fire by censors. First up is George…

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