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Free Webinar Paves Way for Successful Banned Books Week

September 11, 2017
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Free Webinar Paves Way for Successful Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is only two weeks away! With many libraries across the country in full preparation mode for the annual celebration of the freedom to read during the week of Sept. 24-30, ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Public Library Association are teaming up for a webinar to help make the event a…

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Upcoming Events Spotlight Comics Censorship

September 5, 2017
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Upcoming Events Spotlight Comics Censorship

Several upcoming events are spotlighting Banned Books Week and the censorship of comics. CBLDF’s own Charles Brownstein is among the speakers discussing the challenges comics face! Keep reading for a list of events to add to your calendar! Banned Books Week is September 24 – 30. CBLDF is a sponsor of the annual celebration of the…

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NOW AVAILABLE: CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2017!

August 30, 2017
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Banned Books Week is happening September 24 – 30, and CBLDF is delighted to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook to help you celebrate! Comics are the most banned books in the U.S., and CBLDF’s handy visual guide helps you protect them! Discover the books facing censorship. Creators talk censorship, including Neil Gaiman, Raina…

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2017 Banned Books Week Celebrates Our Right to Read!

June 15, 2017
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2017 Banned Books Week Celebrates Our Right to Read!

Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held the week of September 24th in 2017. For this year’s celebration, the coalition of organizations that sponsors Banned Books Week will emphasize the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read. Censorship is happening and it is infringing…

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Index on Censorship Joins Banned Books Week Coalition

May 30, 2017
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Index on Censorship Joins Banned Books Week Coalition

As a longtime member of the Banned Books Week Coalition, CBLDF is pleased to welcome our newest partner in the annual event: the UK’s Index on Censorship! As the first international member of the coalition, Index will host several events across the pond during Banned Books Week 2017, September 24-30. The Banned Books Week Coalition…

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FTRF Offers Grants for Banned Books Week Programming

April 27, 2017
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FTRF Offers Grants for Banned Books Week Programming

The Freedom to Read Foundation is offering grants for libraries and organizations that what to host an event or display for Banned Books Week. Deadline for application is May 12, 2017. Grants of $1,000 or $2,500 are available from the Judith Krug Fund. Staff at libraries, schools, universities, and community organizations are encouraged to apply. To be…

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Podcast: Censorship Can Happen to Anyone

October 13, 2016
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In the latest edition of the American Libraries Dewey Decibel Podcast, Phil Morehart led ALA director James LaRue, school librarian Sara Stevenson, and acclaimed author Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) in a discussion of the tough topic of censorship in American schools and libraries. None of those interviewed is a stranger to book challenges. As the director of the American Library…

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Young Adult Author Discusses the Value of Adding Drama to Libraries

October 12, 2016
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According to Mike Jung, librarian, young adult author, and team member of the grassroots organization We Need Diverse Books, censors of Raina Telgemeier’s critically acclaimed graphic novel Drama got it all wrong. In a special Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out, Jung talks about the attacks against Drama and how, in their haste to pull a book…

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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Gender

September 30, 2016
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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Gender

Happy Banned Books Week! In this series, we compile a list of comics that have diverse content and creators for which we have developed resources. For this column, we take a look at comics that reflect gender diversity. The gender of the creators and characters of books isn’t always considered a diversity issue, but when…

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Challenge Policies Essential for All School Libraries

September 30, 2016
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Challenge Policies Essential for All School Libraries

We may be currently in the middle of Banned Books Week, but challenges happen all year round. In addition to educating the public about censorship attempts during this annual event, it is absolutely essential for both school and public libraries to have clearly written policies outlining how they will handle requests to remove or restrict…

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