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Common Sense and Censorship Don’t Always Go Hand-in-Hand

April 26, 2017
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Common Sense and Censorship Don’t Always Go Hand-in-Hand

In a recent post from the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, Pat Peters examined the relationship between common sense and censorship — or, rather, the lack of a relationship between the two. Peters provided a few examples of challenges that didn’t, well, make much sense: a parent who blamed Carl Deuker’s On the Devil’s Court for her…

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This One Summer Tops ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books List

April 10, 2017
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This One Summer Tops ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books List

Jillian and Mariko Tamaki’s award-winning graphic novel This One Summer sits at the top of the American Library Association’s list of the most challenged books in 2016. Other comics in the top ten are Drama by Raina Telgemeier and Big Hard Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky. Here’s ALA’s complete list of the ten most…

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After Uptick, ALA Office Now Tracking Hate Crimes in Libraries

December 15, 2016
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After Uptick, ALA Office Now Tracking Hate Crimes in Libraries

Following a troubling rise in hate crimes and ideologically motivated book defacement in libraries, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom announced recently that it has begun formally tracking such incidents. OIF is the office that normally tracks challenges and bans of library materials across the country. The new initiative was spurred in part…

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