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CBS This Morning 

Air date May 14, 2016

"Beyond Magenta" was among the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015, as noted in the American Library Association's "State of America's Libraries" report.

Librarian James Larue, who helped compile the list, told Nair that four of the 10 titles were about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. (In addition to "Beyond Magenta," they included "Fun Home," by Alison Bechdel, source of the Tony-winning Broadway musical; "I Am Jazz," by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings; and "Two Boys Kissing," by David Levithan).

The list also contains two books about Islam ("Habibi," by Craig Thompson; and "Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan," by Jeanette Winter); two about mental disability ("The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," by Mark Haddon, and "Looking for Alaska," by John Green); the Bible, which Larue says has appeared many times before; and "Fifty Shades of Grey," by E.L. James, which was initially self-published erotica that has since sold more than 125 million copies worldwide.

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By Melanie Eversley

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 

By a vote of 74-18, the U.S. Senate confirmed Carla Hayden for the top post at the largest library in the world on Wednesday. Hayden is chief executive officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in Baltimore. She drew praise last year when she kept Baltimore's libraries open during the unrest that followed the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who'd been in police custody.

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Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar

By Winnie Hu

Monday, July 4, 2016

Far from becoming irrelevant in the digital age, libraries. in New York City and around the nation are thriving: adding weekend and evening hours; hiring more librarians and staff; and expanding their catalog of classes and services to include things like job counseling, coding classes and knitting groups.

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