Saturday, July 31, 2010

censoring censorship...

the irony is rich in this example of censorship. a book on censorship being challenged for being available to young readers. what do you think about this? have you read this book? check it out at a library near you and see if you think it's worth challenging...

Author: Selzer, Adam
Book: How to Get Suspended and Influence People
Publisher: Delacorte
Issue: Challenged at the Nampa, Idaho Public Library (2009) by a parent appalled that the cover included an abstract drawing of a nude woman (can you see the picture with the bar over the circles-that-would-be-breasts?) and the back cover contains some profanity . The book explores the theme of censorship through the eyes of a gifted eighth-grader who is suspended after making an avant-garde sex-education video for a class project.

Source: Books Challenged or Banned in 2009–2010 (American Library Association) Jan. 2010

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