By guest blogger Emily Schneider. If librarians and other advocates for an inclusive and activist approach to literacy are afraid to discuss antisemitism as a deep-rooted and dangerous blight on society, we have a problem that needs to be addressed.
On all Hallow’s Eve, my favorite festive day, I share with you lucky 13 books that have been challenged or banned because of “demonic possession,” “promoting mischief,” or because they “interest little minds in the devil with all of his evil works.” But of all the things to be scared of, the scariest of all is BANNING BOOKS.
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.