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Mayor Withholds Library Funds Because of Queer Materials; You Can Help Raise It

Support the small Mississippi public library in their fight to keep LGBTQ+ materials on shelves by donating funds the mayor is withholding.

Who Are Moms for Liberty?: This Week’s Book Censorship News, January 28, 2022

Learn about one of the groups leading book banning efforts in the US and catch this week's book censorship news for January 28, 2022.

Tennessee School Board Bans Graphic Novel Maus Right Before Holocaust Remembrance Day

The "Orwellian" decision to ban a graphic novel that depicts the horrors of the Holocaust was made days before Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Here are the 5 Canada Reads Contenders and their Champions

Each book is defended by a champion, with one book voted off each week. The debates will start March 28 and be aired on CBC.

LGBTQ+ Books Quietly Pulled From Washington State Middle School

The school's principal demanded "sexually explicit material" be removed and revoked purchasing power from the librarian and staff.

Mayor Withholds Library Funding Until All LGBTQ Books are Removed

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee is withholding $110,000 from the library system until all "homosexual materials" are removed.

2022 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists Announced

This year's PEN America Literary Awards finalists have been announced. Check out the lists!

Celebrate Black Children’s Book Week February 27 – March 5!

You can help out by hosting (or attending) an event, sponsoring Black Children's Book Week, donating Black children's books, and more.

United States Artists Announces the 2022 Class of Fellows

The Class of Fellows is the largest it's ever been, including 6 writing fellows who will each receive $50,000 to support their artistic work.

Continued Harassment of Library Workers in Illinois

Library workers face barrage of attacks in two suburban Chicago locations.

Teaser Trailer Released for Guillermo del Toro’s PINOCCHIO

The movie is inspired by Gris Grimly’s illustrations for Collodi's story, and it will be released on Netflix December 2022.

Here are the Comics Nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards

Here are the GLAAD Media Awards nominees for fair, accurate and inclusive LGBTQ representation in comic books and graphic novels.

The 2022 ALA Youth Media Awards: See Who Took Home the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and More!

The winners and honors of the 2022 ALA Youth Media Awards have been announced!

Thích Nhất Hạnh, Buddhist Monk, Activist, and Author, Dies at 95

Buddist monk, activist, and prolific author Thich Nhat Hanh has died at the age of 95.

How Are Censors Encouraging Others To Join Their Campaigns? This Week’s Book Censorship News, January 21, 2022

This week's book censorship news from across the USA.