As Book Bans Escalate, Here’s What You Need to Know

Since 2021, the number of books challenged and banned in school districts has surged. During the…

Opinion | Book bans raise the question: Have we forgotten what a library is for?

Deborah E. Mikula is executive director of the Michigan Library Association. Loren Khogali is executive director…

Debate over book bans in classrooms highlights limitations of school trustees’ role, experts say

Some Chilliwack Board of Education trustees have spoken out against books in local school libraries. Other…

How do we fight book bans? Allow for compromise.

In November 2020, Washington held the nation’s first state referendum on sex education. With a majority…

Disinvestment Poses as Great a Threat to Libraries as Book Bans

At this month’s Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a librarian…

Girls Who Code Founder Speaks Out After School District Bans Her Books

Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani speaks out after her company’s book series was banned from…

Putnam County libraries battles book bans with display for Banned Books Week – Shaw Local

“It’s something we’ve been fighting in libraries for years. People are always challenging this or that…

What Message Do Book Bans Send To Black Students?

A new report by PEN America shows that 41% of banned books have protagonists or prominent…

Banned in the USA Q&A: Ashley Hope Pérez on how book bans are failing our children

Ashley Hope Perez wrote her historical young adult novel From the darkness Giving a voice to…

As book bans mount, literary stars are championing libraries and literacy

AJ Willingham, CNN Readers and educators across America are watching Banned Books Week by exploring restricted…