September 24, 2017

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Getting Ready for Banned Books Week? Check Out SLJ’s Updated Pinterest Board

Teacher librarian Kathy Burnette updates SLJ’s Banned Books Week Pinterest board with new, eye-catching, and inspiring ideas to kick off the annual celebration (September 24–30).

New Resources for Banned Books Week

Librarians and educators have a new resource to oppose book banning in their communities.

Parent Objects to Depiction of Islam in Textbook

A middle school parent in Tennessee has asked that ‘My World History’ be removed from the seventh grade curriculum.

Pat Scales, Rainbow Rowell Honored by NCAC

The National Coalition Against Censorship honored SLJ’s “Scales on Censorship” columnist Pat Scales and “Eleanor and Park” author Rainbow Rowell at its annual gala on Tuesday, November 1.

Comparing Librarians’ and Teachers’ Self-Censoring Patterns

Our survey confirms impressions the NCAC and NCTE have gained from intervening in book censorship controversies around the county.

Carle Honors Gala Celebrates Oxenbury, Porter, Bertin, and Cotsen Library

The 10th annual Eric Carle Honors Benefit Gala on September 24, celebrating children’s book champions and including an art auction, was dedicated to the memory of Carle Museum cofounder Barbara Carle.

Free Speech Matters: National Coalition Against Censorship’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

SLJ was on hand to fete the 40th anniversary celebration of the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) on November 3 with luminaries from the children’s literature and YA world, including honorees Neil Gaiman and Robie Harris, and NCAC co-chair Judy Blume.

Press Release Fun – This Censorious World: Books for Children and Their Challenges

My Children’s Literary Salons at NYPL continue unabated.  This Saturday’s event?  Well, we’ve some primo talent that I’m sure you would like to know better.  So if you aren’t prepping for the Super Bowl, come on down!  We’d love to have you. New York Public Library’s Children’s Literary Salon is pleased to announce our upcoming […]

Fusenews: Though wouldn’t you rather read “Bertie & Psmith”?

Before we begin I would like to have a few words with the publishers on behalf of catalogers nationwide. Ahem. Hi, guys.  How’s it going?  Heckuva weird weather we’ve had lately, right?  Yeah . . . so . . . here’s the thing.  You know how you’ve been rereleasing a couple classic children’s books recently […]

New Bites: Cast Your Vote for Free Expression in NCAC’s Teen Film Contest

Check out the latest News Bites for information on the National Coalition Against Censorship’s FIlm Contest, books for GLBTQ Youth, and the latest ebook news.

Video of the Week: A Semifinalist in the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Film Contest

Watch a short film by a semifinalist in the National Coalition Against Censorship’s 2012 Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest.

Ellen Hopkins, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, and Chris Finan are Honored for their Roles Battling Literary Censorship

New York Times best-selling author Ellen Hopkins, Newbery medalist Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, and First Amendment activist Chris Finan were all recognized by the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) on November 12 for their work defending free speech.

Ellen Hopkins, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Honored for Fighting Censorship

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) will honor award-winning authors Ellen Hopkins and Phyllis Reynolds Naylor next month for their fight to defend free speech.