#News

Right Wing Group Demands Censorship Action from Attorney General: This Week’s Book Censorship News, January 14, 2022

This week's look at books being challenged across the US, including Gender Queer, Looking for Alaska, This One Summer, and more.

The Canada Reads 2022 Longlist Has Been Announced

The CBC has announced the longlist for this year's Canada Reads. It will be narrowed down to the final 5 on January 26th.

Americans Read Fewer Books in 2021 Than Any of the Past 30 Years

Gallup has just released the 2021 results of a reading poll they've done since 1990, and the average number of books read is the lowest ever.

Poet and Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou to Be First Black Woman on the U.S. Quarter

Maya Angelou is known as the iconic activist, poet, and performer, but will now be known as one of the new faces on U.S. currency.

GENDER QUEER May Return to Wake County Public Library Shelves

A new library committee developed in the wake of Gender Queer's removal from Wake County Public Library may reverse the decision on the book.

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans Are Reading Ebooks

30% of Americans read an ebook in the last year. That and more insights from PEW's recent research on reading habits.

Malcolm X Biography Donation Rejected by Tennessee Prison

A Tennessee prison returned a donation of a children's biography of Malcolm X, part of a larger trend in denying access to Black literature.

Censorship Bills On the Table in Nearly Half of U.S. States: This Week’s Book Censorship News, January 7, 2022

Nearly half of the United States have censorship bills under review or legislated. That and more of this week's book challenge news.

More Questions Than Answers Arise As Manuscript Thief Caught

The thief who'd been seeking -- and successfully acquiring -- pre-published manuscripts of big books and debuts has been arrested.

Over 1,000 Books from Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Collection Being Auctioned

From January 19-27th, more than 1,000 books from Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal library are being auctioned, valued at $60,000.