November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Celebrate Banned Books Week with Nonfiction

What do revered authors Maya Angelou, Alison Bechdel, and Marjane Satrapi have in common?

Librarian Molly Wetta Curates SLJ’s Banned Books Pinterest Board

Looking for inspiration in advance of Banned Books Week (BBW), from September 27–October 3? Look no further than SLJ’s BBW Pinterest page, curated by blogger and collection development librarian Molly Wetta.

New Zealand Bans YA Title “Into the River”; Imposes Fine for Selling, Sharing Book

Ted Dawe’s award-winning YA novel Into the River, about a Maori boy at a boarding school, is the first book to be banned in New Zealand in 22 years.

Charleston Library Hands Out “Some Girls Are” After School Bans Book

The Charleston Public Library in South Carolina gave 1,000 copies of Courtney Summers’s Some Girls Are to teens after a high school removed the book from its summer reading list.

2015 Banned Books Week to Focus on YA Lit

This year’s Banned Books Week (BBW, September 27 to October 3) will celebrate books written for the teen audience, the BBW National Committee announced on April 22.

Comics Censorship, from ‘Gay’ Batman to Sendak’s Mickey | Banned Books Week

Since the 1940s, critics have claimed that comic books and graphic novels corrupt youth by breeding immorality, sexual deviance, and violence. There’s still opposition.

10 Frequently Challenged Graphic Novels | Banned Books Week

To kick off Banned Books Week 2014—celebrating graphic novels—SLJ presents a list of 10 frequently challenged titles in this format.