Fighting Back Against Book Bans: 'It's an Act of Resistance.' | Censorship News

Librarians, individuals, and grassroots organizations are on the offensive against censorship attempts.

'It’s an Act of Resistance:' Groups Ramp Up Efforts in the Fight to Stop Book Bans | USA Today
Across the country, national and local groups have launched projects to counter efforts to ban or restrict books, many written by authors of color or focused on issues like racism, gender identity, and sexuality.

Librarians, Who Lost Jobs for Not Banning Books, Are Fighting Back | NPR
Librarians in at least three states are asking the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to intervene after they were fired for refusing to ban books.

‘Sister-Friend’ of Angelou, Baldwin, and Morrison Champions Their Books | The Washington Post
At 90, Eleanor Traylor isn’t done fighting for Black literature. Not even close.

New Information on the Great Barrington, MA, Gender Queer Search | The Berkshire Eagle
Bodycam footage inside the middle school classroom shows the Great Barrington police officer say that he could 'search every room and ask every teacher' for the book.

This Arlington, Virginia, Librarian is Pushing Back Against Book Bans| The Washington Post
Library directors typically aren’t on the front lines of testy national debates, but with the backing of the county board, and a solid-blue constituency, Diane Kresh has given a full-throated voice to fight against book bans.

Dozens of Pennsylvania School Districts Have Changed Book Policies since 2019, Analysis Shows | Philly Burbs
Roughly a fifth of Pennsylvania school districts—at least 90 of them—have adopted or revised their policies on library books and other instructional materials since 2019, the beginning of the political firestorm around classroom literature, according to an analysis by the USA TODAY Network.

Minnesota District School Board Opens Possibility for Book Removal | Crow River Media
Books could be removed from district libraries if the Hutchinson (MN) School Board adopts a policy change currently under review. The proposed policy would allow parents or guardians to request the removal of a book from a school library. The request would be reviewed by staff and administrators, but the final decision for removal would rest with the board.

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