Topic: American Library Association
Each year during Banned Books Week, the American Library Association tells us which titles available in public US libraries and schools received the most complaints or challenges during the previous year. In 2010, it seems, it was modern bestsellers – rather than classics from earlier decades – that provoked the most heat. Banned Books Week 2011 is being observed from Sept. 24 - Oct. 1.
09/26/2011 02:36 pm
A high school in Republic, Mo. bans two books, including Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five," after a parent complains about material incompatible with the Bible.
07/28/2011 11:27 am
Already facing tight budgets, public libraries are also contending with a cultural shift from traditional stacks of books to digital devices. But far from fighting the digital revolution, libraries are joining it.
06/27/2011 02:22 pm
When Seattle super librarian Nancy Pearl was named 2011 Librarian of the Year by Library Journal her fans asked: "Why did it take so long?"
01/24/2011 10:49 am
Librarian Cynthia Dobrez uses e-readers, bibliotherapy, and her own intuition in her middle school library in Michigan.
12/06/2010 11:15 am
Even ardent opponents of censorship could hesitate when it comes to titles like these.
09/28/2010 05:59 pm
Is this is a roundup of objectionable literature – or a Great Books roster? The same titles that some call great literature others find to be filthy, bad, or dangerous. Here are a handful of the often surprising – and sometimes downright baffling – reasons that objectors around the world wanted to ban these books.
09/28/2010 11:30 am
More than half of reported book challenges in 2009 came from two states: Texas and Pennsylvania.
09/23/2010 06:02 pm
Some parents think not, as Stephenie Meyer's teen vampire series jumps to No. 5 on the ALA's 2009 most-challenged book list.
04/15/2010 12:25 pm
Once again, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling faces charges of borrowing too generously from another writer's work.
02/18/2010 11:31 am