Banned Books Week Roundup: Read In, Speak Out for Libraries!
You may have noticed, but it’s election season. And back to school time. Which means it is also time to start thinking about Banned Books Week.
|Banned Books Week at ALA
You can get information and graphics for Banned Books Week at ALA
Banned Books Week is a reminder to us all to celebrate our freedom to read. Access to information – to new thoughts and ideas, no matter how radical they may be – is the cornerstone of democracy. And yet every year, we hear case after case of someome attempting to (and sometimes succeeding) remove that access by having materials removed from school and public libraries across the nation. Without the materials in libraries, that means our patrons have to find ways to access the information themselves, often costing money they don’t have, especially in these hard economic times.
What if Amy wasn’t pretty: A tale of censorship
Let’s Talk Access! And why libraries are radically unsafe places and that is a good thing
Amy speaks: Pretty Amy’s censorship uncensored (a guest post by Lisa Burstein)
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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