There was an article on LISNews.org yesterday about author Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank, being banned from speaking at a highschool, they also pulled all her books from the shelves.

 Find the link for the article here.

If this was a library I would be very mad, but at a school, I’m not so sure. What is the relationship between schools and censorship? What role do school librarians play, and how does that differ from public librarians?


One Response

  1. Thanks to linking to this. Your question about schools and censorship is a good one. I sometimes think schools are the perfect place to invite authors of controversial materials to speak about and to read from their books, as teachers (and teacher-librarians) then have a captive audience of students with whom they can discuss the controversies — something we don’t (usually) have in public libraries.

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