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Banned Books Week

Top 10 Chicano Films for M.A.S.

Tony_Diaz | Posted 08.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

We're fine-tuning the MAS Texas Took Kit to help any K-12 teacher to incorporate Mexican American Studies. This can range from implementing an entire curriculum to using one lesson plan for a particular unit or obvious time of year such as Hispanic Heritage Month.

Gatekeepers Beware, the Closet Doors Are Open

Sean Savoy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Sean Savoy

In America we celebrate many liberties, among them the freedom to publish. The logical consequence of the right to produce books is the freedom to read. Now, this may be a "chicken or egg" dilemma, but whichever way you look at it, one action should naturally follow the other.

Sex, Violence and Devils: Ten Books That Shocked the World

Sara Nelson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Sara Nelson

While it may seem tame by today's standards, D.H. Lawrence's classic tale of a gamekeeper and a Lady was so outrageous on the topics of sex and class that it wasn't allowed to be published legally in this country until 1959, 30 years after it first surfaced in Europe.

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...

Why I Banned a Book -- Part II

Scott DiMarco | Posted 11.25.2013 | Books
Scott DiMarco

After I wrote about the experiences of our lesson of the damaging effects of Banning a Book at Mansfield University during last year's Banned Book week, I was very encouraged that the fight against censorship and banning books was going in the right direction.

Why Are We Still Banning Books?

Amber Shehan | Posted 11.25.2013 | Books
Amber Shehan

Why would anyone want to ban books? Ever since I was able to suss out the meaning of written words, I have adored reading. My mother often tells of ...

I Learned About Racial Stereotypes in a Banned Children's Book

Carolyn Bass | Posted 11.24.2013 | Books
Carolyn Bass

Somewhere in my attic is a small children's picture book my mother bought at a yard sale when I was a very young child. The cover was tattered, the pages browned and the spine loose.

Sharing Your Truth

PEN American Center | Posted 11.23.2013 | Books
PEN American Center

Do people need protecting from art? I don't think so. Art starts a dialogue with those who come into contact with it. It doesn't attack you or force you to see things from its perspective.

Book for Kids Raises Eyebrows Over Young Gay Character

Tim Federle | Posted 11.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Tim Federle

Shortly after Better Nate Than Ever was released earlier this year, a pattern began to emerge: Librarians who had loved the book and invited me to visit their students were suddenly canceling those visits, backing out for fear of parental backlash.

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...

Banned Books Week at PEN

PEN American Center | Posted 11.20.2013 | Books
PEN American Center

Gay penguins, a superhero clad in briefs, vampires and witches, bondage -- next week is all about banned books here at PEN as we join librarians, booksellers, publishers and writers to celebrate the freedom to read.

Rolling Stone: A Case Against Censorship

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While I do not place Rolling Stone necessarily in the category of the classics censored and banned throughout the history of ideas, I certainly advocate for the age-appropriate consumption of materials from which we may derive our own conclusions and our own ideas.

Banned Book Week: 16 Books That Were Challenged For Having LGBT Content

Posted 10.06.2012 | Gay Voices

Today is the last day of Banned Books Week, which was first observed in 1982 "in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in sc...

SEE: Library Creates Awesome Trading Cards For Banned Books Week

Posted 10.05.2012 | Books

For Banned Books Week 2012, the Lawrence Public Library in Kansas has created a special series of trading cards of banned books, illustrated by local ...

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.

Banning Books Is Censorship

Jane Friedman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Jane Friedman

Let's celebrate Banned Books Week by reading many of these books that have been unfairly censored.

WATCH: The Bane of Banned Books

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Bill Moyers

Even in this modern day and age, some folks in communities across America are saying: "No. That Book ISN'T For You" and for reasons that have nothing to do with the community, the school, or the reader -- and everything to do with prejudice.

INFOGRAPHIC: Banned Books Over the Past 30 Years

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski and Chris Spurlock | Posted 10.05.2012 | Books

Literary rebels rejoice! Banned Books Week 2012 is finally here, a time for those censored and chastised to proudly parade even the most blush-worthy ...

Yes, Virginia, They Still Ban Books in Tucson, Arizona

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.28.2012 | Books
Jeff Biggers

Sorry, TUSD, but for those who believe in intellectual freedom for all students and teachers and readers, a partial book ban in classroom teaching is no less egregious than a total ban.

Banned Books Week: Which Banned Book Do You Want To Read?

Posted 10.04.2012 | Books

When it came time to decide on the next reading material for the HuffPost Book Club, we looked at our calendars. From September 30th until October 6th...

Nabokov, Garcia Marquez "Justify Paedophilia" Says Russian Church

AP | By MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 11.30.2011 | Books

MOSCOW -- A senior Russian Orthodox official claimed Wednesday that novels by Vladimir Nabokov and Gabriel Garcia Marquez justify pedophilia and said ...

Why Being Banned Is A Privilege

Cecilia Galante | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
Cecilia Galante

When I received the news that my first novel had been officially banned, I clapped my hands together once, as if catching a fly, and shouted. Being banned in this country is an honor.

Which Classic Children's Books Were Almost Banned?

American Library Association | Posted 11.28.2011 | Books
American Library Association

There were 346 recorded attempts to remove materials from libraries in 2010, and more than 11,000 attempts recorded since OIF began compiling information on book challenges in 1990.

INFOGRAPHIC: Ten Most Frequently Banned Books

Posted 11.22.2011 | Books

To mark Banned Books Week (Sept 24-Oct 1), we've created an infographic to highlight the most banned or challenged books of last year. Click below to ...

Ten Books About Censorship For Kids & Teens

Rocco Staino | Posted 11.18.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

To help celebrate Banned Books Week I have compiled a list of 10 books that deal with censorship in various areas.