Tag Archives: banned books

Chinese library sparks outrage over report staff burned ‘banned books’

(9 Dec 2019) Staff at a public library in northwest China have set fire to “banned books” in front of the building, sparking anger online and drawing comparisons with the actions of a ruthless emperor during the Qin dynasty. According to a report on the county government website of Zhenyuan, Gansu province, the library did […]


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Harry Potter books yanked from Tennessee Catholic school library after priest warns they could conjure evil spirits

(3 Sep 2019)  A Catholic school in Tennessee has removed the Harry Potter books from its library after the school’s priest decided they could cause a reader to conjure evil spirits. The full story is here.    


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Penguins again, in Singapore

(4 August 2014, Singapore)  The National Library Board (NLB) will keep separate the team that selects books for acquisition, and the team that reviews the books, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim said in Parliament recently as reported by The Straits Times. Dr. Yaacob was speaking in the aftermath of the National Library Board’s banning of three children’s […]


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Penguin couple banned in Singapore

(16 July 2014) Singapore’s National Library Board, NLB, has removed three books for children for not being ‘pro family’. Between them, the three titles – And Tango Makes Three, The White Swan Express and Who’s In My Family? feature two male penguins who hatch a penguin chick, and human would-be parents including a same sex couple […]


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