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?
However, as with any banned book, it’s these books that make us uncomfortable, that cause us to dig deep and think about ourselves and about the people around us feel, that are most important to be widely available.
For Banned Books Week, Jamie LaRue, Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, writes to banned author, Jay Asher with gratitude for his courage, compassion, and persistence.
Thirteen Reasons Why tops most challenged book list, amid rising complaints in US libraries; Brown wins 2019-2010 ALA Presidency; IFLA provides input on the challenges to the right of privacy in the digital age
When Jay Asher is approached by librarians, educators and others fighting censorship of his book, he shares emails from readers expressing what they gained from reading the book.
What better way to start your weekend than by reading IF News—featuring FCC, Little Free Libraries & 13 Reasons Why