Let’s talk about some recent challenges to the First Amendment across our country right now. Drag Queen Story Hour in San Lorezno, CA; Fun Home in Wentzville, MO; and book displays featuring people in Lafayette, LA.
Juno Dawson, renowned author of 17 books and columnist, celebrates her birthday on July 10.
Challenges to Eleanor & Park, Gutless, The Glass Castle, and This Book is Gay; Why was Juno Dawson uninvited to a school in the UK? And a special Black History Month webinar from the Freedom to Read Foundation about Libraries in the Jim Crow South and the story of a nine black students arrested for using a whites-only library.
December 11, 2015 – A free biweekly compilation of news by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom including: current book challenges in libraries and schools; articles about privacy, internet filtering and censorship; ALA activities, conferences and institutes, products, online learning opportunities, awards and grants, international exchanges; and how to get involved and make the most of what ALA offers.
The reconsideration committee came back with a solid decision to retain the book, This Book is Gay, in the Wasilla Public Library. The Alaska Dispatch News reports that both the […]
At the Wasilla Public Library in Alaska, community members are lining up at the local council meeting to complain about the highly acclaimed non-fiction book for teens.