Book Bans, Censorship, & Literary Activism
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A case study in following policy and reading material that's been challenged.
Find--or start--an anti-censorship group near you.
It is more appropriate for students to have access to LOLITA than it is to the graphic novel of THE KITE RUNNER.
Talking points to help you articulate what's happening right now and why book bans are happening all over the US.
We've made it as easy as possible for you to contact your elected officials about book bans.
Grab the $2.99 ebook and prepare to get involved in saving books--and the people whose stories are being banned.
We want to know who is actively working to end censorship1
"Parents don’t even seem to like the MPAA rating system all that much, criticizing it for desensitizing children to violence. So what’s the argument for a rating system for books?"
One librarian's story and how it can help others in a similar position.
Include currently censored books, materials about why books are being targeted right now, and a call to action.
Why book challenges happen and what you can do to help stop censorship attempts.
Books by and about queer people and people of color are, of course, at the top of the list.
There are over 1300 local news sites across the US that are completely fake but look real. Here's how to evaluate news sites.
When were these reasons given as justification for banning a book?
You have a right to use FOIA. Here's what it is and how to use it, especially if you want to learn about book challenges in your community.
How to help spearhead a student-led banned book club.
Libraries across the country are facing backlash for their Pride displays, and the "compromises" aren't working. Here's how you can help.
A look at the history of Forsyth County as a sundown town and how it correlates to contemporary book bannings.
Including the 40+ titles challenged in 2021 and 2022 so far.