A bestselling erotic novel is in high demand at libraries nationwide
“Selection seeks to protect the right of the reader to read; censorship seeks to protect—not the right—but the reader himself from the fancied effects of his reading… . If we are to gain the esteem we seek for our profession, we must be willing to accept the difficult obligation which those ideals imply.
In response to a lawsuit claiming that Camdenton (Mo.) R-III School District’s internet filtering system censors content supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, a federal district court has ordered the district to discontinue using its cu
A committee assigned to review a graphic story collection about the travails of life in middle school recommended that the book stay on the shelves of Buckfield (Maine) Junior-Senior High School, but that parental permission be required for students to borrow it.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was yanked from the library shelves and required reading list of the Dade County (Ga.) High School because of complaints from parents about what they deemed vulgarity, racism, and anti-Christian content.
The Republic (Mo.) School District board voted September 19 to return Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and Sarah Ockler’s Twenty Boy Summer to the high school library—but in a secure section that is only accessible to parents.
A commissioner in Lake County, Florida, wants the Gossip Girl young adult novel series created by Cecily von Ziegesar moved from the teen to the adult section of collections in the Lake County Library System.