NCAC Participating Organization the American Library Association has put together an article that addresses charges of book censorship by Sarah Palin as well as the incorrect alleged banned book list. Read the article here.
Archives for September 2008
During the last week of September every year, hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events.
Tom Forsythe‘s Food Chain Barbie series taps into the twin currents of jaundice and hilarity that characterize his sometimes simple and sometimes maddeningly complex view of the world. In this series, the idealized commodity—Barbie—becomes our food, our nourishment. We blend, mix and confuse the ideal fantasy with the essence of our existence. Barbie may be […]
Schools and libraries are the setting for many community censorship controversies. Teachers and librarians who seek to expose children to a wide range of ideas, to be sensitive to our cultural and religious diversity, and to encourage curiosity and critical thinking are most likely to be targets. Two books, Heather Has Two Mommies by […]
In communities all around the country, radical rightists are working to cleanse our institutions of ideas and discussion that do not conform to their own religious, social and political views. Attacking ideas and people for "promoting" homosexuality is a destructive but powerful strategy. It creates a climate of fear and intimidation, it taps into deeply-held […]