This month we celebrate the birthday of banned French novelist Gustave Flaubert (December 12). Find out what (most likely) earned his most famous novel a place on the Catholic Index of Forbidden Books.
Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) on Twitter to chat about the importance of reporting censorship and what librarians can do to support our professional values.
For Giving Tuesday, we celebrate giving back to make our society a better place. I’ve pulled together a list of banned books that have a small act of kindness that has made an impact on me.
Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) in this engaging Facebook Live event to highlight the importance of reporting censorship and what librarians can do to support our professional values.
Alex Gino’s first book, George, is a frequent target of challenges and bans. Their new novel, You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! just came out.
Part of the reason that the novel is so well loved, I think, is because it challenged so many of us to think about difficult issues. Whether we continue to teach Mockingbird or choose to move on to another, more modern book, one important lesson from Mockingbird will live on – we will continue to read, and love, our banned books.
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.
Are admissions policies at the world’s most exclusive colleges fair? How do they even determine what “fair” is? And does this presence or absence of fairness affect our intellectual freedom?
Mark Haddon was born on October 28, 1962. He is the author of many books for children and adults, including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Today is Laurie Halse Anderson’s 57th birthday. Speak, her debut, often-censored, and enduring novel still sits with me, almost 20 years later.