Books by John Oliver and Angie Thomas on this year’s list of ‘Most Challenged’ titles; “Don’t #%?$ My Graphic Novels: Conquering Challenges and Protecting the Right to Read” free webinar on Wednesday, April 24; OIF, ODLOS, and VLA Respond to Hollins University’s removal of yearbooks
On Monday, the American Library Association released the Top 11 Most Challenged Books of 2018 in the State of America’s Libraries Report. The reasons for challenging the titles ranged from LGBTQIA+ content and political viewpoints, to “anti-cop” and profanity. Here are some responses from authors on their books being on the Top 11 Most Challenged Books list.
The State of America’s Libraries 2019 report includes a snapshot of censorship in libraries, schools and universities; who initiates challenges, where are they taking place, and what are the reasons?
We extend our full support to the staff of Wyndham Robertson Library and the Working Group on Slavery and its Contemporary Legacies at Hollins University, who have demonstrated their commitment to preserving full access to the library’s collections and upholding their professional ethics and values.
Colson Whitehead to Keynote Freedom to Read Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Celebration; College President Sparks Controversy by Taking Down Blackface Photos; ALA Joins Groups Opposing Census Citizenship Question; Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou
Dr. Angelou’s words urge us all to push past our fears, our anger, our hate. To find freedom in the good, the kind, the welcoming. To embrace our neighbor, both human and the world. To rise and feel the pulse of a new day.
The second spot of the Intellectual Freedom Fighter series is Flash Drives for Freedom, a Human Rights Foundation initiative to provide USB drives to North Korean defectors to smuggle into the country.
Celebrating the remarkable, revolutionary role that Susan B. Anthony played not just in helping gain suffrage for women but in advocating for intellectual freedom.
New Jersey lawmakers aim to end teaching of ‘Huckleberry Finn’ In Schools; Kanopy users’ streaming data exposed in library leak; ABFE criticizes Congressman for challenging Amazon on anti-vaccine titles
The issue of consumer data privacy, the right of the consumer to be aware of and have some control over personal data collected and sold by companies online, is having a moment as several bills have recently been introduced to Congress while federal agencies and state legislatures have been also working on the issue.