Column by Emmanuel Nataf September 24, 2021
This year’s Banned Books Week runs on the theme “Books unite us. Censorship divides us.” These six written works demonstrate exactly why it’s important that we celebrate our right to read.
Column by Peter Derk
Sometimes a friendly ear can save a book.
Column by Leah Dearborn November 17, 2015
From Iraq to Los Angeles, countless libraries have been lost to war, fire, and “progress.”
News by Raine Winters April 15, 2015
Take a look at this past year's most controversial books.
News by Peter Derk April 30, 2014
Police were called to respond to the handing out of Sherman Alexie's 'Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian' on World Book Night.
News by Peter Derk April 16, 2014
The ALA has released its annual list of Frequently Challenged books. And the winners are...
News by Nathan Scalia October 16, 2013
Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere" is being considered for a ban by a New Mexico high school after a student's mother complained. Because what else is new?
News by Christopher Shultz September 20, 2013
Citing "a lack of literary" merit, the novel— widely considered a classic piece of literature— will soon disappear from school library shelves in Randolph County, N.C.
News by Dean Fetzer August 28, 2013
Hadashi No Gen, or Barefoot Gen, a classic series based on author Keiji Nakazawa's experiences of the bombing of Hiroshima, was removed from school libraries after being deemed too violent.
News by Dean Fetzer April 30, 2013
A Michigan parent has filed a formal complaint with the school district on the grounds that passages of the diary of a young Jewish girl during the Holocaust are ‘inappropriate’.
News by Christopher Shultz
Communism, Comics, and Sex, Oh My! These subjects and many others are now a-okay in Turkey's law books.
News by Dean Fetzer November 6, 2012
The mother of a Brighton, Colorado, 8th-grader was shocked to discover a homework assignment requiring him to answer questions about the short story, in light of a recent child abduction and murder.
Column by Cath Murphy October 19, 2012
Book bans are the work of oppressive dictatorships and should be resisted, right? Maybe it isn't that simple.
News by Dave Reuss August 16, 2012
In a move rich with symbolism, an author will spend Banned Books Week in a prison of his own making.
News by Kimberly Turner June 7, 2012
Six years after it was published, Sister Margaret Farley's book on sexual ethics has become a bestseller with the unintentional help of a Vatican reprimand.
News by Rob Hart April 9, 2012
The American Library Association has released its annual list of most frequently challenged library books, which includes such transgressive literature as 'The Hunger Games' and 'Brave New World.'
Column by John Jarzemsky February 22, 2012
No riots in the streets, no bonfire rallys, no blood in the gutter...are we living in an age of controversy-free literature?
News by John Jarzemsky February 14, 2012
New bill proposed in Arizona would make it illegal for teachers to swear in the privacy of their own homes.
News by John Jarzemsky January 19, 2012
Spokespersons for the Tucson Unified School District say the banning of several textbooks has been "widely and incorrectly reported."