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The Books Change Lives Jar

Here is a list of the contents of this year’s Books Change Lives jar from the Banned Books Week display, in the order in which I unfolded the pieces of paper. Duplicates are not an accident; they mean more than … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week infographic

Sometimes why books are banned or challenged is just as interesting as which books are banned or challenged. Check out this infographic of the “24 Most Controversial Books of All Time,” compiled from data from the ALA Office of Intellectual … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2016: International issues

Read Banned Books Week posts from previous years As we celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, we should recognize that censorship is an ongoing international issue. Whether it’s outright censorship, “soft” censorship, or the “chilling effects” as … Continue reading

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The right to stay on the shelf

For the last year, I’ve been collecting articles about book banning attempts around the country and the world. It’s less common to hear about book banning in Massachusetts (though that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen here), but it’s definitely happening … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Ideas are incombustible

We’ve written about Banned Books Week once or twice or seven times here before, but shockingly, people around the country and the world are STILL trying to ban books…so we must write again in favor of everyone having the freedom … Continue reading

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