Banned Children’s & YA Books

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. […]

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Current Issues for the GLBTRT: Censorship, Challenges, and Banned Books

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 the The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University Street, Seattle, WA. The session will feature Angela Maycock, Assistant Director of the […]

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Beautiful Response to Book Banning: Revolutionary Readings

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 […]

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