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NYPL Continues Its Books For All: Teen Banned Book Club with “The Downstairs Girl”

Readers across the country now have unlimited access to the young-adult bestseller, “The Downstairs Girl,” as part of The New York Public Library’s (NYPL) Teen Banned Book Club. Set in Gilded Age Atlanta, Stacey Lee's award-winning novel tells the story of 17-year-old Jo Kuan, who gets into hot water when her anonymous advice column soars.
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Join Us for a Discussion of Jerry Craft’s “New Kid”

Join the American Library Association (ALA) and "NBC Chicago Today’s" Banned Book Club for a discussion of Jerry Craft’s award-winning graphic novel "New Kid" on Tuesday, February 27.
Banned Book Rainbow

LeVar Burton Spoofs “Reading Rainbow” to Highlight Banned Books

As if we needed more reasons to love LeVar Burton. The actor and longtime host of "Reading Rainbow" made an appearance on the "Jimmy Kimmel Show" recently to speak out against book bans, doing so in the form of a spoof of his beloved reading show called “Banned Book Rainbow.”
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I Love Libraries Launches New Podcast, “How I Library”

The American Library Association and I Love Libraries are proud to release the new podcast “How I Library.” This monthly series will feature authors, filmmakers, musicians, scholars, thought leaders, and, of course, librarians discussing the importance of libraries, their favorite library memories, and issues facing the library world.

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When most people think "library" they think books, and while that is certainly true, they're also so much more. Explore all the ways libraries are so great and how you can support them!

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Libraries and schools are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to remove books from their shelves.

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Friends groups can literally make the difference between a budget increase and cut for their libraries.

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