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Kelly Jensen

Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

Barbie, Books, and Publishing for Young Readers

The live-action BARBIE movie hit screens last week, so let's look at Barbie's life in books, comics, and magazines.

Age-Restricted Library Cards Aren’t a Solution. They’re a Liability: Book Censorship News, July 28, 2023

The creation of age-restricted library cards comes with a host of potential legal liabilities. That, plus this week's book censorship news.

Take Me To Your Reader: Bookish Alien Goods

If you're a fan of all things extraterrestrial and think space sounds like a reading vacation, dig these alien bookish goods.

How To Own A News Cycle: Book Censorship News, July 21, 2023

How right-wing media lies to keep its name on your tongue. That, plus this week's book censorship news.

Book Censorship News: July 14, 2023

This week's roundup of book censorship news, including books removed, books kept, and reversal of decisions.

The Impact of Book Bans on Authors

Book bans are impacting school and library visits, where most authors earn at least 1/4 of their annual income.

Massachusetts Legislators Propose Book Ban Bills

In the past two weeks, three separate bills addressing book bans in schools and libraries have been proposed in Massachusetts.

Pennsylvania Senator to Propose Banning Book Bans in Next Session

Although still several months away, Pennsylvania State Senator Amanda Cappelletti is preparing an anti-book ban bill for 2023-2024.

Library Event Cancelations, Changes, and Support for Pride Month 2023

A look at the destruction of Pride displays, cancelation of Drag storytimes, and other June LGBTQ+ events in U.S. libraries in 2023.

Hoopla, Overdrive/Libby Now Banned for Those Under 18 in Mississippi

Public libraries in Mississippi have cut off access to digital platforms like Overdrive and Hoopla to those under 18.