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Challenged books celebrated for 35th Banned Book Week

DePaul University celebrated Banned Books Week in late September by hosting a number of events on the Lincoln Park campus. I spoke with both coordinators of the week and wrote this story for the News section of The DePaulia.

The full story here.

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Banned Books Week

In countries across the world, books are banned for a variety of reasons. Many of the books seen on these lists are ones I’ve read, and some of them are favourites of mine. 1,231 more words


95375.81: Banned Books Week

The week of September 24 – September 30 was Banned Books Week, which is an annual celebration of the freedom to read, underscoring the important role libraries play in resisting censorship and protecting the freedom of speech. 727 more words

How Libraries Work (For Writers and Readers)

I’ve worked in libraries, on and off, for the past 13 years. When I’m not working in them, I’m still there all the time, and have been since I was a wee little child. 835 more words

Adult Fiction

en ce moment - weekly highlights + inspiration

Here’s what gave me direction this week. Arts and culture at the DuPont Underground, new books and podcasts, and inspiration from one of my favorite authors. 602 more words

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The Karabots Junior Fellows Challenge Banned Books

September 24-30, 2017, marked the most recent installment of Banned Books Week. Created in 1982 by the American Library Association (ALA), Banned Books Week calls attention to books that have been challenged or banned by local, state, or federal organizations (particularly libraries and schools), emphasizing the importance of free speech and expression. 279 more words

Karabots Junior Fellows

Banned Books Week celebrates freedom to read

By Samantha Bartholomew

Did you know that more than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982?

From Sept. 24 to Sept. 30, Banned Books Week was celebrated across the nation to raise awareness about, as well as celebrate, the freedom and right to read. 291 more words