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American Library Association Releases Top 10 Most Challenged Books List

The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books...

There’s a Book for That: Banned Books Week

“A dangerous book will always be in danger from those it threatens with the demand that they question their assumptions. They’d rather hang on to the assumptions and ban the book.” ― Ursula...

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...

Top Ten Most Challenged Book

Top Ten for 2017 This is Banned Book Week and the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 354 challenges to library, school and university materials in 2017. Of the 416 books challenged or...

J.K. Rowling Awarded 216 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award

The PEN/Allen Foundation has named best-selling author J.K. Rowling as this year's recipient of the Literary Service Award. The award is presented to literary works that, "opposes oppression in any form" and "champions the...

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...

Cleaning Up Book Language

If you'd rather not read profanity in your books, well, there's an app for that. The Clean Reader app from Page Foundry will block curse words in your eBooks. Created by Jared...

NSA Spying Causing Self-Censoring by Authors

With the recent news reports about NSA spying on phone calls, Internet surveillance, secret drones, cameras and indiscriminate privacy invasion, many writers are now choosing to self-censor their work. In a recent report...
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