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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.

STAMPED Facing Removal from Texas HS Reading List After Parent Grievance

A Texas high school parent is attempting to remove STAMPED: RACISM, ANTIRACISM, AND YOU from the school's reading list.

Banned, Censored, & Burned Books: There’s A Museum For That

Get to know the brand new Banned Books museum, located in Estonia.

Allegheny County Jail Deeply Restricts Access to Literature for Incarcerated Individuals

Allegheny County Prison discontinues access to books for incarcerated individuals, choosing profit over rehabilitation.

The 9 Books of Sappho and Other Queer Lit Lost in the Fire

So many queer stories have been buried, so many gender outlaws have been rewritten in historical accounts. Unearthing them is exciting.

How a TV Adaptation of NORMAL PEOPLE Took Over Ireland’s Airwaves

A reader reflects on the morality-driven backlash against the adaptation of Sally Rooney's NORMAL PEOPLE, as heard on a radio show from Ireland.

Contemporary Censorship in New Zealand

The long, ongoing tradition of highly organized censorship in New Zealand sparks interesting questions around responsibility, taste, and expression.

Censorship, HOWL, and City Lights of San Francisco

How City Lights, an independent bookstore in California, helped end "obscenity" censorship in the United States.

THIRTEEN REASONS WHY Censorship Won’t Help

Censorship of books like Thirteen Reasons Why, no matter how you feel about them, won't help solve teen suicides, even if it makes us feel a little better.