Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15.

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place every year from September 15th to October 15th. Celebrate with a banned book by a Hispanic author.

Berlin’s Third Gender: targeted in the first Nazi book burning.

The Stonewall Uprising is part of an arc of LGTBQ+ advocacy that began with Magnus Hirschfeld, whose archive was destroyed in the first Nazi book burning. Learn about Hirschfeld and his significance here.

June is Pride Month

So, read a book from the ALA’s rainbow list in support of Pride Month. Or choose from books that have received the Stonewall Book Award for exceptional merit relating to the gay/ lesbian/ bisexual/ transgender experience.

Book Banning & Burning Throughout History

Authors of banned books have been ostracized, exiled, or even threatened with death. During certain periods, merely possessing a banned book was a crime. Here’s a brief timeline of book bannings, burnings, and other censorship tactics.

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Love Letters to the Library

Legislatively speaking, libraries have taken a pretty big hit lately. These letters serve to remind us of what's at stake when state-sponsored censorship comes into play.

Maus: Why it Should be Unbanned.

Maus' removal from the curriculum of a school district in Tennessee made national headlines. This essay addresses why that decision should be reversed.

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