16 Nov
ABA Board of Directors

September 2023 ABA Board Meeting Minutes

A full recap of the September 2023 ABA Board Meeting.

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15 Nov

This Week in Book Challenges

Here is an update on the latest book challenges for the week of November 15, 2023.

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15 Nov

Coalition Files Appellate Brief to Uphold Grant of Preliminary Injunction Barring Implementation of Texas Censorship Law

On November 13, 2023, a broad coalition including Texas bookstores, national booksellers, authors and publishers filed an appellate brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, requesting that it affirm the preliminary injunction of the “Reader Act” (formerly HB 900) granted by Judge Alan D. Albright of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division. 
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15 Nov

The Indie Biography and Memoir Bestseller List

Here is the Indie Biography and Memoir Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending November 12, 2023. 

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10 Nov

Using Middle Grade Fiction to Build Empathy and Practice Allyship With Tanvi Rastogi, Good Books Young Troublemakers

Tanvi Rastogi, former librarian and current bookseller at Dog-Eared Books of Ames, Iowa, is the founder of the Good Books Young Troublemakers book club. ABFE spoke with Tanvi about the book club, its origins, and its mission. 

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