What just happened? A look back at some of the biggest intellectual-freedom news of 2018…and a look forward to those on the horizon in 2019.
By: Allyson Mower A hearty and happy birthday from librarians across the country to one of the most successful authors in America! Stephenie Meyer was born on December 24, 1973 […]
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was created 70 years ago today, on December 10th, 1948. Part of the reason why Article 19 is so important is that it is clearly and undeniably transnational.
Dec. 9, 2018 is the deadline to submit your interesting in writing about intellectual freedom and privacy issues for the American Library Association.
These characters were real and flawed. They grappled with moral issues. And yet, they fought hard for justice and saved the day. Their victories showed readers that they, too, could be a hero, standing up to evil and protecting the innocent, and that they didn’t have to be perfect to do so.
Part of the reason that the novel is so well loved, I think, is because it challenged so many of us to think about difficult issues. Whether we continue to teach Mockingbird or choose to move on to another, more modern book, one important lesson from Mockingbird will live on – we will continue to read, and love, our banned books.
On all Hallow’s Eve, my favorite festive day, I share with you lucky 13 books that have been challenged or banned because of “demonic possession,” “promoting mischief,” or because they “interest little minds in the devil with all of his evil works.” But of all the things to be scared of, the scariest of all is BANNING BOOKS.
Are admissions policies at the world’s most exclusive colleges fair? How do they even determine what “fair” is? And does this presence or absence of fairness affect our intellectual freedom?
Mark Haddon was born on October 28, 1962. He is the author of many books for children and adults, including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
One librarian’s reflections on diversity of opinion as it fits within our understanding of intellectual freedom and information literacy.