#BannedBooksWeek – Banned Website Awareness Day

According to the American Association of School Librarians, "there is a growing censorship issue in schools and school libraries – overly restrictive filtering of educational websites reaching far beyond the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)." With this in mind, today is Banned Website Awareness Day. There are a number of instances where … Continue reading #BannedBooksWeek – Banned Website Awareness Day

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#BannedBooksWeek – Beyond the Top 11.

A lot of attention during Banned Books Week goes towards the Top 10 (or, in the case of this year, the Top 11) challenged and banned books - but there are many other books that face numerous challenges, removals, and attempts at censorship throughout the year. The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom received … Continue reading #BannedBooksWeek – Beyond the Top 11.

#BannedBooksWeek – Th1rteen R3asons Why, and Why It Matters

One of the books on the list this year is Th1rteen R3asons Why, by Jay Asher. This is a story that deals with some tough content matter and faced challenges, was banned and restricted in access for addressing teen suicide. This book made its way onto the list just after it was published, and found … Continue reading #BannedBooksWeek – Th1rteen R3asons Why, and Why It Matters