Monday kicks off Banned Books Week 2022. "Free Expression for Young People" is a virtual seminar with authors who have written about or defended intellectual freedom and the First Amendment for young people. Register here or at ala.org.
Middle School's a Drag, You Better Werk!Greg HowardChildren's Books on LGBTQ+ FamiliesG.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers February 11th, 2020Find FREE in a Library near you at WorldCat.orgFind at Amazon304 PagesChildren's Books on LGBTQ+ Families Publisher's SummaryTwelve-year-old Mikey Pruitt--president, founder, and CEO of Anything, Inc.--has always been an entrepreneur at heart. Inspired by his grandfather … Continue reading Middle School’s a Drag, You Better Werk! by Greg Howard
Gender Queer is the most challenged and banned book of 2022. The graphic novel, a memoir rated for 18+ by the publisher, raises controversy because of its use of images to describe the author's confusion about gender and sexuality.
Keller ISD Curriculum Director Jennifer Price ordered the removal of 41 books from classrooms and library shelves by the first day of school. These books had been previously reviewed by a district committee and many of the challenges had been unsuccessful. Screen Shots of committee decisions show which books were removed after it was decided they belonged in schools. This removal is a direct violation of the student's First Amendment rights.
When Class Act was challenged by a parent in Katy ISD for being "marxist" and "teaching critical race theory," author Jerry Clark had to google Critical Race Theory to find out how he was teaching it.
While researching the reasons Caste by Isabel Wilkerson is being targeted by book banners, I found that there were not a lot of resources out there. It's probably because the book isn't at all obscene.
My Heart UnderwaterLaurel Flores FantauzzoTeen & Young Adult Alternative Family FictionQuill Tree BooksOctober 20th, 2020320 PagesFind for FREE at a Library Near You: WorldCat.orgamazon.com Book Challenges My Heart Underwater by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo has found itself on the "master list" of books with LGBTQ characters that right-wing activists are targeting in public schools. Specifically in … Continue reading My Heart Underwater by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo
From Becca Savransky at The Idaho Statesman: The nearly two dozen books the Nampa school board voted last month to remove from its libraries will continue to be stored until the board comes up with a more formal process for challenged books.The board on Thursday voted to keep the banned books in the district’s warehouse … Continue reading Nampa ISD Bans 22 Books After 1 Complaint
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison is consistently one of the most challenged books in the United States. Why? Read it and find out.
According to the Springfield News Reader, a Facebook group of parents in Missouri has come together to challenge books they see as inappropriate. 15 of the books challenged were: Fun Home by Allison BechdelBlankets by Craig ThompsonThe Infinite Moment of us by Lauren MyracleOut of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez (A Printz Honor Book)Black Girl … Continue reading Parents in Missouri Unite to Ban Books
Just announced: U.S. House to hold hearings to examine the ongoing efforts across the country to ban books from schools and public libraries.
Large majorities of voters oppose book bans and have confidence in libraries | News and Press Center (ala.org) Banning The Grapes of Wrath in 1939 California - JSTOR Daily Schools have become the latest culture war battleground. Are public libraries next? | KSL.com https://bookriot.com/book-censorship-newss-march-25-2022/ Legislation to make it easier to ban books in Georgia sparks … Continue reading This Week’s Banned Book News – March 31, 2022
A Home for Goddesses and DogsLeslie ConnorChildren's Pet BooksKatherine Tegen BooksFebruary 25th, 2020400 PagesFind this book at a library near you at WorldCat.orgAmazon.com This novel sings about loss and love and finding joy in new friendships and a loving family, along with the world’s best bad dog. An uplifting middle grade novel about recovery featuring … Continue reading A Home for Goddesses and Dogs by Leslie Connor
A new poll finds that large, bipartisan majorities oppose book bans. 89% of voters believe libraries pay an important role in schools and communities
Chad Green, an elected school board Trustee of McKinney ISD in north Texas is accused of escorting a mother and an elementary school aged child into three McKinney High School libraries, helping the child select “Perks of a Wallflower,” and accompanying her to the librarian’s desk. Green and the 9 year old's mother inquired if … Continue reading McKinney ISD School Board Trustee Accused of Book Banning Scheme
Candid photo of Mamie Eisenhower in the balcony at the 1953 State of the Union Address. The popular first lady is beaming at the camera.
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Please take a moment to read Pen.org's report on book bans in U.S. Schools. The data is clear: the people banning these books are playing identity politics by targeting books by and for LGBTQ students and people of color. This is not about protecting children. It's about erasing people who are different.
On Wednesday of Banned Books Week, student activist Cameron Samuels from Katy, Texas will lead an online discussion about what each of us can do to help fight book bans in our communities.
Banned Books Week is here! Tuesday's event is a conversation with Jennifer Niven, author of banned book "Breathless." While students in Utah must seek parental permission to access "breathless," Niven leads a discussion about the effect banned books have on teens and their surrounding communities.
A campaign quickly began to recall four of the five library trustees in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, after the librarian refused to agree to permanently ban the books - none of which were in the library's collection.