It’s time to make sure our planning is in place for this year’s Banned Books Week, which begins September 18.
As August quickly fades into September, students are heading back to the classroom, the weather begins to change, and the anticipation of pumpkin spice is in the air. For the library universe, it is also the perfect time to begin planning for Banned Books Week, scheduled to take place from September 26th through October 2nd this year. If you’ve worked in libraries for any length of time, chances are you’ve had a title challenged for something in its content that someone felt was inappropriate. Children’s literature is especially vulnerable, as parents question books that use “vulgar” language, contain sexual references, or dare to challenge the status quo of society.
This year, Banned Books Week will be held September 22-October 3. …But given all that’s going on right now, this might also be the last thing on your mind. So, with just a few days to prepare, here are 5 ways you can support Banned Books Week that are virtual and won’t take a lot of prep time.
After becoming embroiled in a book challenge in our district. I finally took the proactive step of sharing the values of intellectual freedom with my students.
Yes, I know it’s only the beginning of August, but if you’re still in Summer Reading mode, than maybe you haven’t started planning for the fall yet. If you’re a plan ahead master, then feel free to skip this post.
Did you see ALA’s awesome video highlighting the top ten challenges this year? If not, check it out!
Happy September! Are you revived and rested from Summer Reading? As much as September makes me sad, because it means the end of beach trips, it also makes me really happy. For me, September means back-to-school cannoli and Banned Books Week (BBW).
Going to Annual in Chicago? Squeeze these quick intellectual freedom experiences into your schedule!