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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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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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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

April 10, 2018
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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

For the third time, Raina Telgemeier’s YA classic Drama has been named to the American Library Association’s Most Banned Books list. This week, ALA released their top ten list of most frequently challenged books in 2017. Once again, the list is disproportionately filled with illustrated works. As a partner in the Kids’ Right to Read Project, CBLDF…

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Common Sense and Censorship Don’t Always Go Hand-in-Hand

April 26, 2017
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Common Sense and Censorship Don’t Always Go Hand-in-Hand

In a recent post from the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, Pat Peters examined the relationship between common sense and censorship — or, rather, the lack of a relationship between the two. Peters provided a few examples of challenges that didn’t, well, make much sense: a parent who blamed Carl Deuker’s On the Devil’s Court for her…

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This One Summer Tops ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books List

April 10, 2017
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This One Summer Tops ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books List

Jillian and Mariko Tamaki’s award-winning graphic novel This One Summer sits at the top of the American Library Association’s list of the most challenged books in 2016. Other comics in the top ten are Drama by Raina Telgemeier and Big Hard Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky. Here’s ALA’s complete list of the ten most…

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After Uptick, ALA Office Now Tracking Hate Crimes in Libraries

December 15, 2016
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After Uptick, ALA Office Now Tracking Hate Crimes in Libraries

Following a troubling rise in hate crimes and ideologically motivated book defacement in libraries, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom announced recently that it has begun formally tracking such incidents. OIF is the office that normally tracks challenges and bans of library materials across the country. The new initiative was spurred in part…

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