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Daily Kos: You Can't Read That!

Daily Kos: You Can't Read That! | banned books | Scoop.it
You Can't Read That! is a periodic post featuring news about banned and challenged books. ... The librarian's argument is that the book is erotica, not literature. Okay ... but is the accusation true?
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10 Banned Children's Books

10 Banned Children's Books Racism, drug abuse and...Marxism are all reasons for these books to be challenged, find out more in 10 banned children's books. Mu...
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Banned Books Week here we come!

Banned Books Week here we come! | banned books | Scoop.it
“I’m not a person who believes all books are worthwhile.  There are lots of books I wouldn’t recommend.  But I’m only smart enough to choose for myself, not for everyone.

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Censorship in Schools: More Than ... - American Library Association

Censorship in Schools: More Than ... - American Library Association | banned books | Scoop.it
To call attention to these challenges and highlight the books banned as a result, the last week of September each year is designated Banned Book Week by the ALA and theAmerican Association of School Librarians (AASL).

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Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read | ala.org/bbooks

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read | ala.org/bbooks | banned books | Scoop.it

All about Banned Books Week--which is next week!


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Banned Book Week helps fight for free speech Highlights fight against censorship


Christopher M. Finan
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Thirty years of liberating literature
Leonard Pitts | Free speech must be our lesson to world
Lawyer details how censorship has evolved
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There has always been censorship in the United States.

This shocks most Americans, who rightly believe that the Bill of Rights promises us free speech. But the First Amendment did not prevent the federalists from throwing newspaper editors in jail. Abolitionist speakers were attacked by pro-slavery mobs. Industrialists broke up union meetings and used injunctions to ban picketing.

Book censorship has been a threat to American culture since the 1920s, when publishers and booksellers were prosecuted for selling “Ulysses” and “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” Although the Supreme Court finally gave adults the right to read what they want in the 1960s, the battle over books continues today. It is the reason that librarians, booksellers, publishers and authors launched Banned Books Week in 1982. A national celebration of the freedom to read, Banned Books Week, will be held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6.


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Are You with the Banned?

Are You with the Banned? | banned books | Scoop.it
Celebrating Banned Books Week, September 30th-October 6th Banned Books Week is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary! “Celebrating the freedom to read,” this annual event aims to r...

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America's most surprising banned books

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From Invisible Man to Little Red Riding Hood, these books have all fallen afoul of censors

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Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read | ala.org/bbooks

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read | ala.org/bbooks | banned books | Scoop.it

All about Banned Books Week--which is next week!


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Tennessee Library Association Banned Books Week Display Contest September 22 - 28

Tennessee Library Association Banned Books Week Display Contest September 22 - 28 | banned books | Scoop.it

Banned Books Week is Sept. 22 – 28!   Have you started thinking about your display? Check out last year’s submissions on TLA’s flickr and Facebook page for ideas.

 

The TLA Intellectual Freedom Committee is hosting its annual Banned Books Display Contest.  Last year, we received over two dozen submissions, and we can top that number this year.

 

This year, the winner will receive a certificate!

 

There are three easy steps:

1. Have a Banned Books Week display!

2. Take photos of your Banned Books Week display!

3. Send the photos, the name of your library, and any other related details to Anthony Prince (aprince1@tnstate.edu) before October 4, 2013.  Photos of Banned Books Weeks celebrations will be posted to TLA’s website and Facebook page.

As with last year, we want you to vote on Facebook for your favorites (Voting = Liking your favorite display).  The winning library receives one full year of bragging rights and a certificate for having the best display!

 


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6 books to decolonize your mind

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"In that practice of striving to disrupt oppressive-repressive discourses and decolonize the mind, I’ve decided to post 6 books that changed my life–some of these are banned from being read by high school students in Arizona. I realize many of these are pretty much a no-brainer for those of us who are already attempting decolonial praxis in our daily struggle, but nevertheless I feel deeply indebted to these authors for impacting my life with their radical words, ideas, and their overall activist approach towards writing."


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10 frequently challenged books and why you should still read them - Hypable

10 frequently challenged books and why you should still read them - Hypable | banned books | Scoop.it
Hypable10 frequently challenged books and why you should still read themHypableSeptember 30 – October 6 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, and at Hypable we are celebrating the freedom to read.
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Glen Ellyn reinstates banned book after Judy Blume weighs in - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Glen Ellyn reinstates banned book after Judy Blume weighs in - Chicago Tribune (blog) | banned books | Scoop.it

NBC Chicago Glen Ellyn reinstates banned book after Judy Blume weighs in Chicago Tribune (blog) ... over the weekend while attending a local screening for a film adaptation of her book “Tiger Eyes.” Published in 1981, “Tiger Eyes” ranked No.

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Books banned from Tucson classrooms | Abagond

Books banned from Tucson classrooms | Abagond | banned books | Scoop.it

"In January 2012 the books listed below were removed from classrooms in Tucson as part of HB 2281, the Arizona state law that bans Mexican American Studies. Tucson’s public schools are 62% Latino. Books were even taken right out of students’s hands! Some were crying. Some said it made them feel like they were in Nazi Germany.

 

The seven most dangerous books in Arizona:

 

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Banned Books List Revealed

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NEW YORK -- Here's a list "Fifty Shades of Grey" was destined to make: The books most likely to be removed from school and library shelves. On Monday, E L James' multimillion selling erotic trilogy placed No.

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Let my novels go: Banned Books Week at Vonnegut Library

Let my novels go: Banned Books Week at Vonnegut Library | banned books | Scoop.it

In commemoration of Banned Books Week, Hugh Vandivier is spending a week in a cell made of books at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. It is, to be sure, a volunteer position.


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Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week

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Lesson Plan | Ideas for commemorating "the freedom to read" with The New York Times.

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BOOKMANS DOES BANNED BOOKS VIRTUAL READ-OUT

Bookmans, www.bookmans.com, an independent bookstore with six locations in Arizona, created this video for the 2012 Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out,

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Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week

Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week | banned books | Scoop.it
Lesson Plan | Ideas for commemorating “the freedom to read” with The New York Times.

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Banned Books Week is next week--check out this old post from the NYTimes Learning Blog for ideas about how to observe the occasion in your classroom!

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Freedom To Read - The Watauga Democrat

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Freedom to read
by Anna Oakes
The Hunger Games” — violent, insensitive and anti-family. “Harry Potter” was satanic, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” was sexually explicit and “The Catcher in the Rye” contained offensive language.

These are stated reasons the four popular works are among the most frequently challenged library books in the last decade, according to the American Library Association.

Today through Oct. 6, the ALA and libraries across the nation observe Banned Books Week to promote awareness of challenges to library materials and to celebrate free speech.

“The ALA promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinions, even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them,” the association states on its website.

“Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice,” the ALA says.

Evelyn Johnson is the adult services librarian at the Watauga County Public Library.


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Banned Books Week Heroes Unveiled During Virtual Read-out | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Banned Books Week Heroes Unveiled During Virtual Read-out | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | banned books | Scoop.it
Readers from across the United States and around the world will demonstrate their support for free speech by participating in a Virtual Read-Out of ban...
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