A recent article brought to light a parent’s concerns about the semi-autobiographical short stories about the Vietnam War being taught in the college preparation English course for seniors in high school.
Celebrate Banned Books Week by thinking for yourself! Here are a few reviews by Laynie Bynum.
For Banned Books Week, Ann K. G. Brown, RUSA President, writes to banned author, Leslea Newman on the importance of diverse representation on our library shelves.
For Banned Books Week, Jamie Campbell Naidoo, ALSC President, writes to banned author, Todd Parr with gratitude for his message of belonging, peace, and acceptance in his vibrant books.
Discovering LGBTQ themed books probably won’t make anyone ‘more queer,’ but it just may help patrons from feeling alone. Your library shelves can make all the difference in the world, and here’s hoping these six strategies help keep the rainbow visible.
Join the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom in this engaging Facebook Live event for six ways to express your inner activist for Banned Books Week.
Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) in this engaging Facebook Live event for ideas on how to turn the volume up to 10 on your Banned Books Week programs.
By: guest blogger E. F. Schraeder. The core values of librarianship urge professionals to resist all efforts to censor materials and uphold intellectual freedom. This blog offers three strategies to advocate for books and these cherished principles when a challenge occurs.
By: guest blogger Emily Schneider. The name change of the Wilder Award has occasioned a great deal of discussion. We can hope that most of this will ultimately prove productive. Certainly, respect for increased diversity in the representations of children’s experiences in their literature is essential and most participants in this debate embrace this idea. Let’s not forget all the implications for intellectual freedom, because without that value we can’t move forward.
Celebrate thought, Celebrate freedom – today and everyday.