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Learn about the recent spike in book bans in the United States and what you can do to fight censorship.

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Book Challenges Update

Book challenges and bans are increasing in libraries and schools throughout the United States. To help spread the word about these activities and efforts to combat them by librarians, parents, students, politicians, and concerned citizens, I Love Libraries will highlight several stories each week on the current crisis. This roundup includes reports from Michigan, New …

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US Book Censorship Update

Book challenges and bans are increasing in libraries and schools throughout the United States. To help spread the word about these activities and efforts to combat them by librarians, parents, students, politicians, and concerned citizens, I Love Libraries will highlight several stories each week on the current crisis. This roundup includes reports from Idaho, Missouri, Texas, …

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This Week in US Book Challenges

Book challenges and bans are increasing in libraries and schools throughout the United States. To help spread the word about these activities and efforts to combat them by librarians, parents, students, politicians, and concerned citizens, I Love Libraries will highlight several stories each week on the current crisis. This roundup includes reports from Idaho, Ohio, …

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Book Censorship Update

Book challenges and bans are increasing in libraries and schools throughout the United States. To help spread the word about these activities and efforts to combat them by librarians, parents, students, politicians, and concerned citizens, I Love Libraries will highlight several stories each week on the current crisis. This roundup includes reports from New York, …

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Fanning the Flames of Hate

“Those who burn books will in the end burn people.” Edna Friedberg, a historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., opened the April 6 online discussion, “Fires of Hate: How the Nazis Targeted Books and Free Thinking,” with an ominous quote from Heinrich Heine. Heine wrote the line in 1821 for …

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This Week in U.S. Book Challenges

Book challenges and bans are increasing in libraries and schools throughout the United States. To help spread the word about these activities and efforts to combat them by librarians, parents, students, politicians, and concerned citizens, I Love Libraries will highlight several stories each week on the current crisis. This roundup includes reports from Florida, Georgia, and …

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Book Challenges Update

Book challenges and book banning are increasing in libraries and schools throughout the United States. To help spread the word about these activities and efforts to combat them by librarians, parents, students, politicians, and concerned citizens, I Love Libraries will highlight several stories each week on the current crisis. This roundup includes news from New Jersey, …

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Book Challenges Continue

Book challenges and book banning are increasing in libraries and schools throughout the United States. To help spread the word about these activities and efforts to combat them by librarians, parents, students, politicians, and concerned citizens, I Love Libraries will highlight several stories each week on the current crisis. This roundup includes news from New York, Ohio, …

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Take Action and Unite Against Book Bans

On Monday, the American Library Association (ALA) launched Unite Against Book Bans, a national initiative to empower readers everywhere to stand together in the fight against censorship. Why? Because book bans harm communities. Students cannot access critical information to help them understand themselves and the world around them. Parents lose the opportunity to engage in …

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A Snapshot of America’s Libraries in 2021

On April 4, the American Library Association (ALA) released the State of America’s Libraries Special Report: Pandemic Year Two, a snapshot of the library community’s resilience, determination, and innovation in unprecedented circumstances. The report, which comes out annually during National Library Week, highlights how US libraries navigated the second year of the pandemic, an upswing …

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