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OIF Director Barbara Jones Asks Cape Henlopen, Delaware, School Board to restore emily danforth's book, "The Miseducation of Cameron Post," to summer reading list.
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The Banned Books Week coalition presents a Google+ Hangout on Air (www.youtube.com/bannedbooksweek) featuring +Cory Doctorow  author of the novel Little Brother, to discuss the importance of fighting censorship and the value of Banned Books Week.

In addition to discussing the current controversy surrounding Doctorow’s novel, the sponsors of Banned Books Week will offer tips on how you can celebrate this year’s theme, which focuses on graphic novels.

The live hangout will be moderated by +Charles Brownstein  Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Nanette Perez, Program Officer of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. Also present will be Dave Gladney, Director of Communications Technology from the Association of American Publishers and Michael O'Neill from the National Coalition Against Censorship, to provide an overview of additional ways in which publishers and literacy non-profits fight book banning.
 
Join the conversation on this page on Thursday, June 19, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM EDT. Can’t watch it live? No problem. You can view the recording after the live event from our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/bannedbooksweek) or on this event page. 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Banned Books Week. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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The sponsors of Banned Books Week have announced its theme, which focuses on Graphic Novels.
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RIP Maya Angelou. You were a hero to so many of us!
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"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" is being challenged in Meridian, ID.
Trustees hope to find an alternative to 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.'
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When you fear the contents of books, you have problems well beyond those that may be solved by government.
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Success story: Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE returns to Alamogordo High School.
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We are sad to report the death of author Nancy Garden, whose frequently banned & challenged "Annie on My Mind" remains one of the most celebrated works of LGBT fiction for young adults.
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We hope you will join us in celebration of Banned Books Week 2014!
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"The principal of Booker T Washington High in Pensacola FL cancelled the school's One School/One Book summer reading program rather than letting all the kids go through with the previously approved assignment to read Little Brother, the bestselling young adult novel by Cory Doctorow. With Cory and Tor Books' help, the teachers are fighting back."
The principal of Booker T Washington High in Pensacola FL cancelled the school's One School/One Book summer reading program rather than letting all the kids go through with the previously approved assignment to read Little Brother, the bestselling young adult novel by Cory Doctorow. With Cory and Tor Books' help, the teachers are fighting back.
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A vote to ban “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time,” by Mark Haddon from the Wilson County Schools reading list was rescinded at Friday’s board meeting.
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Earlier this month, a controversy arose in a Virginia school regarding whether it should ban David Levithan's "Two Boys Kissing" from the school library. We're pleased to report that at a meeting of a specially appointed committee on Wednesday, it was unanimously decided to retain the book. The complaining parent still has the option to appeal this decision to the county school board. Read more:
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Banned Books Week, September 22-28, 2012: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
Introduction
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.