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More than 25 organizations join forces with the American Library Association to Unite Against Book Bans

Campaign urges decisionmakers to oppose book bans, protect the freedom to read  The American Library Association (ALA) and a coalition of more than 25 groups are banding together to empower individuals and communities to...

2022 Rise Book Project presents Top Ten feminist books for young readers

Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18, a subgroup of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table’s Feminist Task Force, announced its Top Ten feminist books for young readers. Rise: A Feminist Book...

American Library Association announces 2022 Youth Media Award winners

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards...

2022 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalists

YALSA announces 2022 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalists The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the...

The American Library Association opposes widespread efforts to censor books in U.S. schools and libraries

Due to a dramatic uptick in book challenges and outright removal of books from libraries, ALA's Executive Board and the Boards of Directors for all of ALA's eight divisions have released the...

Banned & Challenged Literary Classics

Banned & Challenged Classics The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom records attempts to remove books from libraries, schools, and universities. These titles are books on the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century that...

BANNED BOOKS WEEK

During Banned Books Week (Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2021), libraries, their users and readers everywhere are invited to celebrate and exercise their freedom to read with resources and events from the...

Former President Barack Obama and the Importance of Libraries

This year's featured keynote speaker at the American Library Association conference was Former President Barack Obama. He expounded on the importance of libraries, especially during these polarizing times:: "We’re going to have work...
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