Tag Archives: Banned Books Week

Want to get involved in #BannedBooksWeek? Defend books being challenged RIGHT NOW

It’s not just Catcher in the Rye anymore. The Randolph County school board in North Carolina voted yesterday to restore access to Invisible Man. Public statements of support from readers, students and citizen moved them to have a change of … Continue reading

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Talking Freedom to Read with Lauren Myracle in NoLa

Celebrated YA author Lauren Myracle joined Acacia O’Connor of the Kids’ Right to Read Project and ABFFE’s Chris Finan on a panel at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance conference in New Orleans on September 20, 2013. In addition to talking … Continue reading

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Talks Cancelled for YA Authors Meg Medina and Rainbow Rowell

For whatever reason, it sometimes seems that censorship battles crop up in pairs or groups of three. In May 2012, for example, the Kids’ Right to Read Project began battling the removal of Todd Parr’s The Family Book and other GLSEN … Continue reading

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BBW 2012: Most Challenged Books of 2011

Each year, the ALA releases its list of most challenged books. The Most Challenged book list of 2011 features titles that might not surprise us at NCAC –boasting The Hunger Games again and To Kill A Mockingbird — but they may surprise you.  … Continue reading

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Bill Moyers Reads Banned Books

Did you know that Bill Moyers is this year’s honorary chair for Banned Books Week? Mr. Moyers talks about his love of reading and libraries below to kick off the week. “Some of the most inspiring works ever written are … Continue reading

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Come to “Fifty Shades of Banned”: A Banned Books Week Celebration

NCAC is partnering with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in hosting a night of Pleasure Reading, literally. In honor of Banned Books Week (Sept. 29 – Oct. 6), we invite you to join us in celebrating with readings from some … Continue reading

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Bookmans’ Awesomely Uplifting Banned Book Video

Check out this fantastic video Bookmans, a chain of independent bookstores in Arizona, did for Banned Books Week (Sept. 29 – Oct. 6). Love those little lightbulbs. The last quote from Harry Potter gave me the chills: “Happiness can be … Continue reading

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MediaBistro Plugs NCAC Readout Videos

MediaBistro’s GalleyCat blog posted a nice plug for the Banned Books Week Videos from our Readout Tent at the Brooklyn Book Festival. A few are below, and we’ll post more as they’re edited…why limit a good thing to one week? … Continue reading

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“And Tango Makes Three”

Some believe it is legitimate to shield children and teenagers from information that is perceived to negatively affect that critical time of development. Time and time again, the efforts of artists and authors to incorporate controversial themes in works for … Continue reading

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Download 74 Banned Books for Free!

Wanna get your banned books reading on?  In celebration of last week’s Banned Books Week, Internet Archive has opened up access to 74 banned books. Check them out – download is available in many different formats. You can also view … Continue reading

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