Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 16, 2015

Banned Books

BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2015: September 27-October 3

top two banner books

Top Two Banned Books

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom receives reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books and compiles this information into lists in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools.

The ALA condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. For more information on ALA’s efforts to condemn censorship, please explore Banned Books Week: Celebrating Your Freedom to Read.

List of 100 most frequently challenged books 1990-99
List of 100 most frequently challenged books 2000-09

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Uncensored

Uncensored: A Conversation with Banned Authors

Tenley-Friendship Library 4 p.m.

Join Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Deborah Hautzig, two award-winning authors of banned YA books, for a conversation about censorship and intellectual freedom in recognition of Banned Book Week 2015.

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is a Newbery Award winner, whose 28-book Alice series is one of the most banned book series of the last decade.

Deborah Hautzig is a National Book Award finalist whose first novel, Hey, Dollface, is frequently challenged or banned due to “gay-positive themes”.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Reblogged this on Darlene Beck-Jacobson and commented:
    A necessary and much needed post on an important topic.

  2. Banning is extreme action😦 The books need to be categorized, not banned.


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