#Censorship

What To Do When You See Pride Displays in Libraries This Month

Censorship of queer books is at a high not seen in decades. This month, show librarians and teachers you appreciate their Pride displays.

1984 is Banned in Belarus, Bookstore Owner Detained for Carrying It

The Eastern European country Belarus has banned the sale of 1984, and two booksellers and publishers have been detained for carrying it.

Unalive, Le$bean, and More: It’s Not Newspeak, It’s Algospeak

Algospeak is the new language that's developing on social media to skirt around censorship, and it has a striking similarity to 1984's Newspeak.

8 Nonfiction Books About Censorship

These nonfiction books about censorship offer different perspectives in various formats to show how censorship and book banning persists, including Stifled Laughter: One Woman's Story About Fighting Censorship by Claudia Johnson.

A Pennsylvania School District’s Proposed Book Challenge Policy is Plagiarized From Texas’s

48% of the text in the new library materials policy was taken from the Texas Education Agency's policy, much of it word-for-word.

Florida Public School Cancels Free Online Math and Reading Services Because of Bill

The Brevard Public School system has removed a math game and an online library geared towards children 12 and under.

Nashville Public Library Makes “I Read Banned Books” Library Cards

Nashville Public Library makes a limited edition library card in response to nationwide censorship efforts.

London Catholic School Teachers Strike Over Cancelled LGBTQ Book Talk

The diocese cancelled the author visit and fired several governors. Now the school is closed due to a staf shortage as teachers strike in protest.

Sex Ed Books Don’t “Groom” Kids and Teens. They Protect Them.

Authors of sex ed books and the librarians that carry them are being accused of "grooming" kids, but these books can help keep them safe.

Texas Residents Sue Library Board for Banning Books in Closed Meetings

Residents of Llano County are suing for the library board violating their First Amendment rights by banning books without public input.