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Weekly News Digest

September 23, 2021 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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ALA Shares Events That Are Planned for Banned Books Week

ALA provided details about Banned Books Week, to be held Sept. 26–Oct. 2, 2021. This year’s theme is Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us. There are free resources, such as infographics, printable activities, and social media shareables at

Author Jason Reynolds is the Banned Books Week 2021 honorary chairperson. He will participate in a live-streamed conversation on Sept. 28 at noon CDT that will be available on the Banned Books Week Facebook page.

On Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. CDT, a free virtual event (registration required) called Ideas & Action—hosted by Random House imprint One World—will feature authors such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ibram X. Kendi, and Bryan Stevenson. They will discuss the question, “What do you wish you had learned in school?”

For more information and an expanded list of events and resources, read the press release.

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