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Libraries Have Become Major Job Resource Centers And Heroes Of Battling Censorship (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 06.11.2011 | Books

It's National Library Week and The American Library Association has published its report on the State of American Libraries. Among the trends report...

Bishops Urge Catholic Schools To Ban A Nun's Book

nytimes.com | LAURIE GOODSTEIN | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books

A committee of American Roman Catholic bishops announced Wednesday that a popular book about God by Sister Elizabeth A. Johnson, a theologian at Fordh...

'Push' Sapphire's Novel Pulled From South Carolina Schools After Parents Complain

News, Weather, Sports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After several complaints from parents, school leaders have pulled a national bestseller novel from middle schools shelves after determining it's conte...

Those Who Ban Books Find Strength In Numbers

usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Shortly after the fall semester began this year, Wesley Scroggins, a parent of three in Republic, Mo., publicly criticized the local school district f...

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...

Banned Books For Halloween

Jim Trombetta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Trombetta

In "The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You to Read!," I uncover over two hundred pre-Code horror and crime comics of the 1950s.

Horn Book Editor Roger Sutton Warns:

readroger.hbook.com | Roger Sutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Following last Saturday's colloquium at Simmons, I had an interesting dinner conversation with Megan Whalen Turner and Virginia Duncan about the Speak...

Censored Books

Salon.com | Laura Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Main's book describes a long-standing and rancorous dispute over eminent domain seizures in the town of Freeport, Texas, and her defense is spearheade...

The Book That Was Banned Before It Was Written

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

One Texas school district has taken book banning to an entirely new level. Author Richelle Mead holds the distinction to perhaps be the only author ever to have a book banned... before it was even written.

'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.

The Obama Administration's Desire to Keep Citizens in the Dark is Inexcusable

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matt Kane

While many outlets are reporting that the Pentagon burned the books, begging for comparisons to Nazi Germany, official reports say that the books were "destroyed."

'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.

Debate Over Controversial Rape Novel Heats Up

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Judy Blume and fellow authors and readers have rallied behind Laurie Halse Anderson's acclaimed young adult novel about the rape of a teenager, "Speak...

Banned Books Week Should Thank Twitter

The New York Times | LELA MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For an event like this, it never hurts to have a cause célèbre, and this year, organizers needn't have gone very far in search of one. They just had...

Banned Books Week 2010

American Library Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
American Library Association

"Not every book is right for each reader, but we should have the right to think for ourselves and allow others to do the same," said ALA President Roberta Stevens.

Holocaust Deniers, Pedophiles And Terrorists As Authors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week in The Independent, journalist Boyd Tonkin took a peculiar twist on the notion of "banned books," composing a list of dangerous texts that m...

Banned Books Week 2010

American Library Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
American Library Association

15 of the most iconic, popular, and/or celebrated movies of all time -- all of which are based on books that have been banned, formally challenged, or burned.

Banned Books Week

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

My website, Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations -- a website of 396 original lists of book recommendations -- is proud to support the 29th Annual B...

ReThink Review: Howl -- Celebrating Banned Books Week

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

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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...

Banned Books

philnel.com | Philip Nel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Having lately been examining two versions of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle (1920, 1988) and three versions of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate ...

Young Adult Novels Called 'Soft Porn'

Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An associate professor attacked the reading list of a Missouri public school district this weekend, calling three books "soft pornography." The profes...

What to Do About Classic Children's Books That Are Racist

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

One of my favorite childhood books was Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle. I've the original book and as a young teacher realized that it was... um... horribly... racist and so kept it home and did not recommend it.

Two New Jersey Libraries Pull Gay-Themed Book From Their Shelves

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The gay-themed book Revolutionary Voices, an anthology of first-person works by youths in New Jersey, has been quietly pulled from library shelves in ...

Virginia Prison Sued For Banning Book About How To Sue Prisons

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

(AP) -- Two civil rights organizations are suing Virginia prison officials because they banned inmates from receiving a book teaching them how to file...