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Librarians, authors, publishers form anti-book ban coalition

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Library Association, the American Federation of Teachers and more than a dozen other organizations have formed a coalition to fight the nationwide wave of book bans and ch...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: April 23 The Washington Post argues that banning books about Black and LGBTQ people is un-American ...

Library study finds 'challenged' books soared in 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, has never been so busy. “A year ago, we might have been recei...

Maine island library wants your banned books

MATINICUS ISLAND, Maine (AP) — There’s an “Island of Misfit Toys” in the popular holiday classic. Now there's an island for unwanted and banned books, too. The tiny library on Matini...

Idaho House OKs measure that could fine, jail librarians

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation with the potential to fine Idaho librarians $1,000 and send them to jail for a year for checking out material to a minor that could harm them cleared the House on Monda...

Activism grows nationwide in response to school book bans

NEW YORK (AP) — Until a year ago, Stephana Ferrell's political activism was limited to the occasional letter to elected officials. Then came her local school board meeting in Orange ...

Valerie Boyd, Zora Neale Hurston biographer, dead at 58

NEW YORK (AP) — Valerie Boyd, who wrote a well regarded biography of Zora Neale Hurston and editor of an upcoming collection of author Alice Walker's journals, has died at age 58. Pu...

'Last Cuentista,' 'Unspeakable' win children's book awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Barba Higuera's “The Last Cuentista,” a post-apocalyptic tale of a young girl who must preserve the memory of Earth's history, has won the John Newbery Medal for the year's best ...

Hanif Abdurraqib, Tom Lin receive Carnegie literary awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Receiving a literary prize from the American Library Association is a kind of homecoming for the essayist-poet Hanif Abdurraqib. “When I was young, I treated the lib...

Debate takeaways: Virginia governor candidates go on attack

It was a testy second and final debate Tuesday night in Virginia's high-stakes governor's race between Democratic former Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin. ...

Publisher pulls Philip Roth bio, cuts ties with author

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of a highly anticipated and widely discussed biography of Philip Roth is pulling the book and cutting ties with author Blake Bailey, who faces multiple allegations of sex...

6 Dr. Seuss books won't be published for racist images

BOSTON (AP) — Six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business...

Library association awards Carnegie medals to McBride, Giggs

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's winners of the Carnegie medals for fiction and nonfiction, presented by the American Library Association, have each checked out a few books in their time. ...

Goade becomes first Native American to win Caldecott Medal

NEW YORK (AP) — Illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children's picture story, cited for “We Are Water Protectors," a ce...

Meredith Anding Jr., member of the 'Tougaloo Nine,' dies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Meredith C. Anding Jr., a member of the “Tougaloo Nine," who famously participated in a library “read-in” in segregated Mississippi 60 years ago, has died. He was 79. ...