Angie Thomas is the author of the highly acclaimed book The Hate U Give (THUG). Angie Thomas’ birthday is today, so we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate her work.
Banned Books Week is September 22-28, 2019. Get ready to help your students celebrate their intellectual freedom rights by creating various activities to learn more about censoring books, silencing history, restricting education, and more.
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?
Celebrate Banned Books Week by thinking for yourself! Here are a few reviews by Laynie Bynum.
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.
Do trigger warnings help or harm? Library Values & Privacy in our National Digital Strategies; #BannedBooksWeek is September 23-29, 2018. Stock up on free downloads and social media art!
Addressing the issue as a community allows for open and effective communication and gives students the opportunity to understand and ask questions about what is likely a confusing topic for them. Many of these students have probably already either experienced firsthand or have heard about an incident of police violence, and like it or not, they are already actively paying attention to and attempting to understand the important issues our nation is facing and their role in such situations. It is important for educators— ALL educators – to guide them through that process.
Library meeting rooms for all; SC Police Union Challenges Summer Reading List with “The Hate U Give” and “All American Boys”; Human Rights Watch calls on Hong Kong government to put LGBT-themed children’s books back on open shelves at public libraries
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award – when is it censorship? More than a week – ‘Choose Privacy’ is now an everyday choice; Three Queens: Perspectives on Drag Queen Story Hour
Springfield (MO) school district to review ‘The Hate U Give’ after parents complain; Residents speak out over library Pride displays; Judge rules that an inmate’s access to law library can be restricted by detention staff.