Censorship

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?

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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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