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Teaching Banned Books: MELISSA by Alex Gino

Melissa is one of the most banned and challenged books in recent years. Here's how (and why) you should teach it.

Heather Has How Many Mommies? The Importance of Community to The Creation of HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES

How did HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES, one of the most challenged books in the US, come to be written?

How to Start a Banned Book Club

Teens across the country are fighting back against censorship and book bans. This guide to how to start a banned book club can help.

Tennessee School Board Bans Graphic Novel Maus Right Before Holocaust Remembrance Day

The "Orwellian" decision to ban a graphic novel that depicts the horrors of the Holocaust was made days before Holocaust Remembrance Day.

10 of the Most Banned and Challenged Books in the Last Decade

Find the most banned books of the decade, as well as the most challenged, with notes on this form of censorship.

Authors Respond to Texas School District Book Ban

Authors including Carmen Maria Machado and Margaret Atwood respond to the banning of their books in Texas schools.

These Were the 10 Most Challenged Books in 2020: What Do You See?

Take a look at the most challenged books in 2020, including All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.

California School District Considers Classic Book Ban

The National Coalition Against Censorship is urging a California school district to retain several books in their curriculum while a proposed ban is under review.

Banned Books To Read During Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (September 27th to October 3rd 2020) is an annual campaign that celebrates the freedom to read.

Parental Fear and Cultural Erasure: The Logic Behind Banning Books

Have you ever wondered what motivates parents to call for book bans? One reader considers the logic behind banning books.