Novelist Ray Bradbury contended over the years since Fahrenheit 451 was first published that his intent was to show how flashier technology like television could completely eclipse our appreciation for great literature. But now that his 1953 science-fiction classic has been adapted for the 21st century with a booming made-for-HBO film, does that prove he was right?
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Librarians Sarah Houghton and Andy Woodworth recently launched an independent special project, Operation 451, which directly addresses several of the core principles of librarianship.
November 11, 2016; Library security, political speech, and #1000BlackGirlBooks
Cross-posted to IFLA FAIFE. The FAIFE Book Club provides multiple venues for librarians and free expression supporters to discuss issues brought up by the selections: a website (http://faifebookclub.ala.org) and blog, email list, webinars, and […]