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What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society’s Fears

Source: Time.com
Sarah Begley
September 25, 2016

Censors are increasingly focusing on books that represent diverse points of view

For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books’ distribution. 1,066 more words


Librarians Condemn Police Conduct in Kansas City Free Speech Arrests

By Mark Hand | CounterPunch | October 7, 2016

Libraries often find themselves on the frontlines against government overreach, whether it is opposing local politicians who want to ban books or protecting the privacy and confidentiality of their patrons from police intrusion.

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

Creative Class 2016: Bryan Borland

Bryan Borland is the founder and publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press, an independent publishing house based in Little Rock.  Since 2010, SRP has published Poets & Writers Top Debut Fiction, a Poets & Writers Top 12 Debut Poet, a Pushcart Prize winner, a Lambda Award winner for Gay Poetry, a Lambda Award winner for Lesbian Poetry, eight Lambda Literary Award finalists, two Thom Gunn Award finalists, twenty-one American Library Association “Over the Rainbow” recommended LGBT titles, three American Library Association “Over the Rainbow” top 10 favorite picks, one of Library Journal‘s “Best New Magazines,” one of Flavorwire‘s 50 books that define the last five years of literature, and finalists for the Bisexual Poetry Book of the Year, the Oregon Book of the Year, and the Georgia Book of the Year. 149 more words


Celebrate Your Freedom To Read

This week is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, a week each autumn where the ALA highlights the First Amendment, focuses on issues surrounding censorship of information, and celebrates our freedom to read. 697 more words


Banned Books Week - Pt. 4: Let's Talk About Sex, Baby.

As I’m sure most of you know by now, it’s Banned Books Week and I’m running a series of blog posts discussing the banning of books to celebrate the event. 1,224 more words

Book Talk

Happy Banned Books Week!

Hello, lovely readers!

It’s Banned Books Week! I love banned books – so much that I even took a class on the subject in college. The whole idea to me is fascinating, really. 613 more words



Happy #BannedBooksWeek fair readers! I thought I’d pause briefly in the midst of my creative writing tips and literary analysis to pay tribute to this important awareness project and celebrate our freedom to read. 989 more words