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PROPOSED BOOK BANNING BILL IN MISSOURI COULD IMPRISON LIBRARIANS

A bill proposed in Missouri this month represents a transparent, shameful attempt to legalize book banning in public libraries within the state, PEN America said today. The bill — the Parental Oversight of...

Harry Potter Books Banned —- Again

Since the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling was released in 1999, they have continued to be among one of the most banned books. According to the American Library...

To Kill a Mockingbird and Huckleberry Finn Dropped From School

To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are being eliminated from the curriculum in the Duluth, Minnesota school district. Their reasoning is that "the classic novels’ use of racial...

Banned Books Week

There are many surprises and surprising reasons books get banned. The ALA (American Library Association) continually fights to prevent censorship of books. Each year the ALA sets aside one week to discuss and...

Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Grants for Banned Books

The Krug Memorial Fund awards grants to books that have been banned in various venues. Here's more from the press release. Seven organizations, ranging from a fine arts organization to an LGBT-focused community library,...

Banned Books, ALA Releases Their List

The American Library Association in their "State of America's Libraries" report has released their list of the top banned and censored books in the United States. The challenges are complied from the...

Mensa Picks Top Banned Books

Mensa, that bastion of the super intelligent among us, has released a list of the top ten Banned Books as selected by their members. The list was created using a list of...

Banned Books Week

Each year the American Library Association (ALA) tracks those books that are the most censored or banned books in the nation. The list often has the same books appearing, but each year,...
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