Is Censorship Occurring in Schools and Libraries (Opposing Viewpoints)
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Is Censorship Occurring in Schools and Libraries (Opposing Viewpoints)

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Published by Greenhaven Pr .
Written in English


  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12)

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ISBN 101565106261
ISBN 109781565106260

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texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency Library. Top American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Open : Some of the most controversial books in history are now regarded as classics. The Bible and works by Shakespeare are among those that have been banned over the past two thousand years. Here is a selective timeline of book bannings, burnings, and other censorship activities.» Download PDF version: Bannings and Burnings in History. – B.C.   Although widely acclaimed, the novel has been a victim of censorship in the US in secondary schools and libraries across the country. When it was published in , Lee felt it was important to illuminate the civil injustice of the time, adding to the rapid social change that was occurring during this decade. Book Censorship in American High Schools Essay - Censorship in American High Schools Book banning has a long history and has made both positive and negative impact on readers. People have been trying to stop books from being banned, but there are also people that are trying to .

censorship frequently occurring, the arguments for and against banning books from school libraries, the various policies that may be in place, and their own beliefs/position on book : Carolyn L. Carlson. Censorship is defined as “the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are ‘offensive,’[it] happens whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal political or moral values on others” (What is censorship, ). According to the ALA, censorship is still occurring at schools and public libraries in the United States.   In , SLJ conducted a landmark survey that uncovered critical data about trends occurring at the school and library level with regard to book censorship. Looking at all levels of education, from elementary school to high school, the survey examined how content labels were being applied to controversial books, how many librarians had. It was later reported that the book was returned to the library shelves after being reviewed and after the ACLU’s threat to bring a First Amendment lawsuit; a message from the superintendent of the Norwalk-La Mirada schools stated, “[W]e are definitely not into censorship.” 38 The book remained off school library shelves for three months.

Summary: Discusses censorship cases occurring in schools. Examines the impact on school libraries, media centers, and on textbook selection. Appropriate For: middle school students Banned in the U.S.A.: A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries () by Foerstel, Herbert N. Call Number: Fb Censorship, privacy, copyright, and access to e-books are key issues for America's libraries. The library is America’s great equalizer, providing everyone the same access to information and opportunities for success. Libraries and a free flow of information are critical components to democracy. The digital age brings new complexities to how we access, receive and store information, and. libraries are the administrators and school boards. Most data and case histories show that school boards have been largely ineffective at repelling the vocal parent minorities who call for censorship. In order to cease book banning, we need to affirm to teachers and school boards that they can deny parents’ demands for book censorship. - Banning books from public schools and public libraries is wrong. It’s irrational to have a parent or school board member’s opinion determine what a school district should be reading. Books including and not limited to, The Scarlet Letter, The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Lord of the Flies, and Animal Farm all have one thing in.