ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom released a list of the most banned and challenged books of the past decade this week. NBC Out has published a story focusing on the LGBTQ themed books that make up half of the top twenty books: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/lgbtq-themes-found-half-past-decade-s-20-most-banned-n1241353 The complete list is here: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/decade2019
During Banned Books Week, you might want a reminder of how to best create a diverse and deep LGBTQIA+ collection. If so, try listening (or re-listening) to last year’s webinar: Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection.
By M. Scheibler Banned Books Week is September 23rd-29th this year. That said, banned books are constantly brought into the forefront throughout the calendar year. Many picture books have been banned over the years, including the most challenged, and Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, a story about two penguins in a same-sex relationship. […]
The GLBT Round Table will feature a discussion of book challenges, censorship and banned books as part of its ALA Midwinter Conference schedule. The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 26 from 10:30 to 11:30 at theÂ The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University Street, Seattle, WA. The session will feature Angela Maycock, Assistant Director of the […]
American Libraries “Year in Review 2010,” which noted GLBTRT’s Speaking OUT Against Bullying List, also described a successful book ban in Burlington County (NJ). One resident succeeded in getting Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology pulled from both the Rancocas Valley Regional High School library and the Burlington County Library System. Awesome Montclair State […]