Tag: Spotlight on Censorship
Xicanas/Latinas and Intellectual Freedom in College: When Reading is Political
As information communities, as librarians, and educators, information literacy principles and first amendment freedoms are at the core to motivating students in college. Confronting self-censorship, academic development, and the ability to practice intellectual freedom is what Xicana/Latina students encounter in higher education.
Spotlight on Censorship: Letter from the Authors of ‘This One Summer’
Authors Mariko and Jillian Tamaki address being on ALA’s list of the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016, with a statement that touches on the power of narratives and the reality of growing up.
Spotlight on Censorship: ‘Drama’
Save your drama for your… school board? This young adult graphic novel takes place in a school — and so do many of the threats to remove it.
Spotlight on Censorship: ‘Looking for Alaska’
Some students were restricted from exploring ‘the Great Perhaps.’ John Green’s ‘Looking for Alaska’ ranked No. 6 on the American Library Association’s Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016.
Spotlight on Censorship: ‘Big Hard Sex Criminals’
Although the back cover of ‘Big Hard Sex Criminals’ boasts in shiny letters ‘for mature readers, duh,’ this graphic novel is listed as No. 7 on the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016 list.
Spotlight on Censorship: ‘Make Something Up’
In ‘Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread,’ Chuck Palahniuk supplies 21 short stories and one novella that ‘disturbs and delights in equal measure,’ according to the publisher. It’s the ‘disturbing’ parts that some library patrons thought no one should read.
Spotlight on Censorship – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky “The trouble with free speech is that it insists on living up to its name.” — Jonathan Yardley The sometimes charming, sometimes […]