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Happy Banned Books Week!

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Hello everyone,

This week is Banned Books week in the United States, and the American Library Association is mobilizing opposition to the recent surge in book ban attempts via the web site at: https://uniteagainstbookbans.org/

For some recent treatments specifically on the history of libraries and book bans:

National Geographic is featuring an article on the history of book censorship efforts with a connection to the present day:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/history-of-book-bans-in-the-united-states

Jennifer Wolf, a senior lecturer of education at Stanford University, addresses how current book bans relate to those of the past in this interview:

https://ed.stanford.edu/news/stanford-lecturer-explores-rise-book-bans-nazi-book-burnings-school-board-races

School Library Journal has compiled several podcasts about the past and present of book banning:

https://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/story/five-podcasts-discussing-book-banning

Do you know of other recent publications about the history of book banning in any country? If so, please email us at the blog at lhrtnewsandnotes@gmail.com

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