The library is offering Morrison’s Beloved and The Bluest Eye for unlimited checkouts through October 31, accessible at in-person locations with a library card as well as online.
New York Public Library Is Making Banned Books Accessible Across the Country
In response to the unprecedented surge in book bans, “Books for All” will offer four titles nationwide on NYPL’s e-reader app.
Tennessee School Board Bans Maus, Famous Graphic Novel About the Holocaust
Creator Art Spiegelman said he was “baffled” by the decision and called the school board’s behavior “Orwellian.”
John Oliver’s Mike Pence Parody Among Top Banned Books of 2018
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo tells the story of Vice President Mike Pence’s pet rabbit Bundo, who discovers his gay identity and falls in love with another bunny.
Why Chicago’s Persepolis Book Ban Hurts Students Most
CHICAGO — In case you haven’t been keeping up with the school closing crisis in Chicago or the continuing escalation of gun violence, the experience of youth in the hella screwed-up public education system just became even more brutal. The Chicago Board of Education is now defending the classroom ban of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis in 7th through 10th grade classrooms, satisfying its desire to dictate and restrict how the book is read and taught.
I Read Banned Books …
Even though Hyperallergic is primarily a blog about art and visual culture, there’s no question that we’re also super nerds who read a lot. So I felt it would be remiss if we didn’t pay at least a short tribute to Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of books and literacy and the freedom for everyone to read whatever the hell he or she wants, which unfortunately is still more of an ideal than a universal practice.