New book details intellectual freedom struggles of librarians


ALA Editions, the American Library Association’s publishing arm, has announced a new volume of stories from librarians who have found themselves facing censorship issues.  Edited by Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco, with a forward by frequently challenged author Ellen Hopkins, “True Stories of Censorship in America’s Libraries” compiles 31 anecdotes written from the front lines.  Included in the collection are stories about the West Bend, Wisc., multi-book challenge situation; the Jessamine County, Ky., kerfuffle over “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen;” Madonna’s “Sex,” and much, much more.

You can purchase “True Stories of Censorship in American’s Libraries” at the ALA Store. 

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