#Censorship

SLJ Survey Shows That Censorship Will Have Long-Term Effect on School Libraries

The SLJ survey shows how many book challenges actually result in bans and how challenges are influencing libraries.

What Rights Do Students Have To Access Books?

Book censorship attempts are increasing in schools, and it's more important than ever to know students' rights to access books.

How to Contact Your Legislators About Book Bans (And Why it Matters)

We've got all the tools you need to research and contact your local lawmakers about book bans and censorship.

LeVar Burton Calls National Increase in Book Bans “Embarrassing”

During a recent interview on The View, LeVar Burton said, "It’s embarrassing that we are banning books in this country."

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.