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Book Bans In The News

Banned Book Week 2023



Another Voice: Support local libraries by rejecting book bans
Buffalo News, July 15, 2023

Fight against book bans prompts Orchard Park teens to start national organization
Buffalo News, August 19, 2023

If people think this couldn't happen here, they're wrong': Erie County libraries bring attention to banned books
Buffalo News, September 20, 2023



Attempts to Ban Books Doubled in 2022
New York Times, March 23, 2023

With Rising Book Bans, Librarians Have Come Under Attack
New York Times, June 22, 2023


Book Riot

Book Bans Are Driving Kids Away From Libraries and Reading
Book Riot, January 23, 2023


Pen American

Banned in the USA: The Growing Movement to Censor Books in Schools
Pen America, April 4, 2023

Banned in the USA: Rising School Book Bans Threaten Free Expression and Students’ First Amendment Rights
Pen America, April 2022



The school library used to be a sanctuary. Now it’s a battleground
CNN, October 31, 2022


The New Yorker

What Are We Protecting Children from by Banning Books?
New Yorker, March 10, 2023



Book ban attempts reach record high in 2022, American Library Association report says
PBS, March 23, 2023


LA Times

School librarians vilified as the ‘arm of Satan’ in book-banning wars
Los Angeles, Times, January. 27, 2023



Why is the US banning children's books?
BBC, May 25, 2023



The rise in book bans, explained
The Washington Post, June 9, 2022

Schools nationwide are quietly removing books from their libraries
The Washington Post, March 22, 2022



What Is Book Banning, and How Does It Affect Society?
Reader’s Digest, February 15, 2023