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Saturday, September 24, 2022

2022 Banned Books Week Wrap Up


Banned and Challenged Books, Banned Books Week, ALA

"Authors Speak Up in Defense of Banned Books". Publisher's Weekly, Sept, 20, 2022.

A library board in Wellington, Colorado votes to ban book bans. Book Riot, Sept. 20, 2022

"Book bans reflect outdated beliefs about how children read." Conversations, Sept. 20, 2022.

"Here's Why I'm Celebrating Banned Books Week." Barack Obama, Sept. 23, 2022

"[Book banning] is a mistake. Not only is it important for young people to see themselves represented in the pages of books, but it’s also important for all of us to engage with different ideas and points of view." -Barack Obama

Beau of the Fifth Column on Sept. 20th on Banned Books Week, Censorship, Targeting of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC authors, and more.

“The wave of book bans that has swept across our country in recent years is a direct attack on First Amendment rights and should alarm every American who believes that freedom of expression is a fundamental pillar of our democracy,” said Chairman Jamie Raskin. (House Committee on Oversight and Reform, on resolution to recognize Banned Books Weeks.)

“Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” ALA Theme for the 2022 Banned Books Week


Thanks to Notes in the Margin for the idea for this post.

Read a banned book this week!


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