Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Link Round-Up: Banned Book Week


Banned Book Week (September 21-27)
Free Poster from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Each year since 1982, the American Library Association has commemorated Banned Books Week. The week, beginning on September 21 and ending September 27th, is intended to “celebrate the freedom to read…the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”

7 Reasons to Celebrate Banned Books Week

11 Quotes From Authors On Censorship & Banned Books

12 Crazy Reasons Why Books Have Been Banned

12 Signs You’re A Banned Book Reader

14 Insane Book-Banning Stories That Remind Us How Uncool the Establishment Can Be

15 Books Banned For The Most Absurd Reasons Ever

22 (Amazing) Banned and Challenged Comics

33 Must-Read Books To Celebrate Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Remembering the potential cost of censorship

Bone author Jeff Smith speaks out ahead of US Banned Books Week

Captain Underpants tops list of most challenged books in 2013, according to CNN.

Celebrate your right to read whatever you want — even if ‘underpants’ is in the title

Censorship: It’s Real And A Real Threat

Censorship in Libraries and Classrooms: Myths and Realities

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release its first-ever Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Jeff Smith, whose Bone series is one of America’s most frequently challenged books, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the scoop about what comics are banned, how to report and fight censorship, and how to make a celebration of Banned Books Week in your community!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund reminds us of 22 Banned and Challenged Comics

EW runs down 10 essential banned and challenged graphic novels

Hartford Library To Mark Banned Books Week With Look At Comic-Book Scare

Here is the list of the top 10 “most challenged” books in 2013 complied by the ALA

In honor of Banned Books Week, a censor’s guide to children’s literature.

Infographic: Banned Books By The Numbers

The Metro takes a look at Baffling banned books

Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin and “Weird Al” Yankovic Read Banned Comics

Patrick Ness’s Top 10 ‘Unsuitable’ Books for Teenagers

Penguin Presents: Authors Stand Up for Free Speech


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