It’s Banned Books Week. This week:
is an annual awareness campaign that celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals. The United States campaign “stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them” and the requirement to keep material publicly available so that people can develop their own conclusions and opinions. The international campaign notes individuals “persecuted because of the writings that they produce, circulate or read.”
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Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Banned Books Week (feel free to suggest more):
Here’s an infographic from the ACLU.
Here’s the official website of Banned Books Week.
The American Library Association has a list of frequently challenged books.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 23, 2014
— Int’l Reading Assoc (@IRAToday) September 23, 2014
19 Banned Books If They Were Made Appropriate is from BuzzFeed.
Banned Books By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHICS) is from The Huffington Post.
Censorship of books in US prisons and schools ‘widespread’ – report to UN is from The Guardian.
33 Must-Read Books To Celebrate Banned Books Week is from BuzzFeed.
Discrimination in Banned Books is a lesson plan from Teaching Tolerance.
Please include attribution to Readers.com with this graphic.
How Banning Books Marginalizes Children is from The Atlantic.
The top 10 books Americans tried to ban last year is from Quartz.
Older people and Republicans, threatening free speech is from The Washington Post.
Here’s an impressive interactive infographic on Banned Books.
Students: Have your parents, teachers or school administrators ever forbidden you from reading a book because they thought its content or characters were inappropriate for someone your age? #BannedBooksWeek https://t.co/chOwXJPpWO
— NYT Learning Network (@NYTimesLearning) September 25, 2019
Celebrating Banned Books Week Means Advocating for LGBTQ Texts appeared in Teaching Tolerance.
Banned Books Week runs from September 26th through October 2nd and the titles on this year’s list include @angiecthomas @DrIbram @nhannahjones @ClintSmithIII@halseanderson @JasonReynolds83
and many more. #readingcommunity purchase a #book today https://t.co/pwN9qMnik9
— Kimiko Pettis (@kcpteachertips) September 26, 2021
@nhannahjones on the meaning of #BannedBooksWeek. “the fact that we’re all talking about this fake controversy called critical race theory really speaks to how successful the public propaganda campaign has been.” https://t.co/qUzzLxgTYH
— Chuck Lichtman (@ChuckLichtman) September 28, 2021
“This is actually trying to control the collective memory of this country,” Nikole Hannah-Jones told CNN. “And trying to say we just want to purge uncomfortable truths from our collective memory. And that’s very dangerous.”https://t.co/Y4LhPyv7sY
— Poynter (@Poynter) September 27, 2021
Book Ban Efforts Spread Across the U.S. is from The NY Times.
My Young Mind Was Disturbed by a Book. It Changed My Life. appeared in The NY Times.
Current weather: A blizzard of snowflakes in the red states is from The Washington Post.
Book bans are back in style is from Axios.
Why book banning is back is from Vox.
This wave of book bans is different from earlier ones is from The Washington Post.
In Tennessee, the ‘Maus’ Controversy Is the Least of Our Worries is from The NY Times.
‘Unparalleled in intensity’ – 1,500 book bans in US school districts. is from The Guardian.
Book Banning Efforts Surged in 2021. These Titles Were the Most Targeted. is from The NY Times.
“This moment we’re in right now was inevitable. It is a backlash to the protests of 2020, this feeling that these racial justice efforts have gone too far.” – @nhannahjones https://t.co/XF4BrF4oaX via @itskelseybutler
— Maria Cuomo Cole (@MariaCuomoCole) March 31, 2022