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Book Bannings Are On The Rise

Posted 12.23.2013 | Books

It's been a busy year for The Kids’ Right to Read Project. The anti-censorship organization's coordinator, Acacia O'Connor, recently revealed that s...

Fascinating Mug Shots Of Characters From Banned Books (IMAGES)

Posted 09.27.2013 | Books

Banned Books Week is well underway -- we hope you're celebrating accordingly by reading Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man," J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in t...

7 Reasons Your Favorite Books Were Banned

Maddie Crum | Posted 09.22.2013 | Books

Risqué-averse readers, cover your ears. Sunday marked the beginning of this year's National Banned Books Week, for which libraries and bookstores acr...

'Tea Party Activist Tries To Ban My Book'

Laurie Halse Anderson | Posted 09.07.2013 | Books
Laurie Halse Anderson

Oh, for heavens sakes. A guy named Richard Swier in Florida thinks that SPEAK is "child pornography."

Ban My Book. Please!

Dennis Miller | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Dennis Miller

I was part of a discussion with five librarians in our university library last week about Banned Book Week. I got some fascinating insights on the pressures librarians have in selecting titles to purchase.

Author: My Book Was Banned In My Home Country

Chan Koonchung | Posted 04.07.2012 | Books
Chan Koonchung

Many features of the "1984" Big Brother state -- thought control, double-think, newspeak, fact distortion, memory mutability, wanton state repression and infallibility of the Party -- still ring true in present-day China.

World's Worst Books Job?

kansascity.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

According to government figures, there are about 7,000 publishing firms in Iran today. Even if only 1,000 of those publishers delivers five books a ye...

'Harry Potter,' 'The Giver,' 'Lolita,' 'Howl'

Dan Wilbur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Wilbur

"Lolita," for instance, is now "Likable Rapists." It makes you think that perhaps these new titles are what censors out there really see.

'Dis-Invited' And Censored Author Ellen Hopkins Speaks Out

Ellen Hopkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ellen Hopkins

Some call my books edgy; others say they're dark. They do explore tough subject matter -- addiction, abuse, thoughts of suicide, teen prostitution. But they bring young adult readers a broader perspective.

Operation Dark Heart 'Pulped': Military Officials Watched Publisher Destroy 9,500 Books

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department says it has paid $47,000 to destroy 9,500 copies of a former Army intelligence officer's war memoir that the...

Banned Books

The New York Times | AMANDA CHRISTY BROWN and HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Held annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of intellectual freedom and draws attention to the harms of...

Iranian Woman At Risk Of Stoning For Circulating Banned Book

The Guardian | Alexandra Topping | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An Iranian woman accused by the Tehran regime of circulating copies of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses is at risk of being stoned and flogged if h...

Pentagon Mission

Washington Post | Peter Finn and Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Defense Department is attempting to buy the entire first printing - 10,000 copies - of a memoir by a controversial former Defense Intelligence Age...