Advocacy

21 Feb
ABFE

This Week in Book Challenges

Here is an update on the latest book challenges for the week of February 21, 2024.

 

 

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10 Feb
ABFE

Free Expression Friday: Red Wine & Blue (Ronna Dewey)

Red Wine & Blue is a national advocacy organization dedicated to friend-to-friend organizing among suburban women to fight extremism and book bans. Ronna Dewey is the Pennsylvania Program Director and a passionate advocate for education and inclusion. 

 
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07 Feb
ABFE

This Week in Book Challenges

Here is an update on the latest book challenges for the week of February 7, 2024.

 

 

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01 Feb
ABFE

This Week in Book Challenges

Here is an update on the latest book challenges for the week of January 31, 2024.

 

 

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31 Jan

American Booksellers Association Donates Archives to Columbia University

The American Booksellers Association (ABA) and Columbia University Libraries are happy to announce ABA’s donation of the association’s extensive organizational and bookseller archives to the university to be housed in Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML).

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25 Jan
ABFE

Free Expression Friday: Annie's Foundation, Iowa

Sarah Hayden Parris is the Founder and President of Annie's Foundation, which fights for the right to read in Iowa. She spoke to ABA about Iowa SF 496, Annie's Foundation's focal points for 2024, and how you can get involved.

 
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24 Jan
ABFE

This Week in Book Challenges

Here is an update on the latest book challenges for the week of January 24, 2024.

 

 

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24 Jan

The Employee Retention Tax Credit May End January 31, 2024!

The Employee Retention Tax Credit may end January 31, 2024! You may be eligible for ERC funds, so take a moment to learn more. 
 
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19 Jan
ABFE

Free Expression Friday: Laura DeLaney, Rediscovered Books

Laura DeLaney is the co-owner of Rediscovered Books in Boise, Idaho. She’s also a passionate organizer for the freedom to read and has been instrumental in opposing the latest book ban bill in Idaho.

 
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18 Jan
ABFE

Victory in the Fifth Circuit in the Case of Book People v. Wong

The preliminary injunction against the READER Act (formerly Texas HB 900) was reinstated on January 17, 2024 in the case of Book People v. Wong, with a decision written by Judge Don Willett of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Significantly, the court agreed with all of the plaintiffs’ major arguments and upheld the district court’s decision. 

 
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18 Jan
ABFE

This Week in Book Challenges

Here is an update on the latest book challenges for the week of January 17, 2024.

 

 

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11 Jan
ABFE

Free Expression Friday: Kelly Jensen

Kelly Jensen is an author, editor, and writer for Book Riot and Stacked. She spoke with ABFE about her reporting on book bans in 2023 and what she predicts for 2024.

 
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10 Jan
ABFE

This Week in Book Challenges

Here is an update on the latest book challenges for the week of January 10, 2024.

 

 

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20 Dec
ABFE

This Week in Book Challenges

Here is an update on the latest book challenges for the week of December 20, 2023.

 

 

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15 Dec
ABFE

Free Expression Friday: The Nonbinarian Book Bike

K. Kerimian founded the Nonbinarian Book Bike last year with a simple mission: give people queer books. In the time since, they raised money for the bike, created an inventory, and started doing exactly what they set out to do. Here is Kay on the genesis of the book bike and its mission.

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