Banned Books

Banned Books

by Marcia Amidon Lusted


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Greenhaven Publishing's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534500754
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Series: At Issue Series: Education
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Banning and Challenging Are Two Different Things: News Staff, Business & Heritage Clarksville 11

2 Even Librarians Ban Books Scott DiMarco 14

3 Do the Reasons for Banning Books Stack Up? Jamie Leigh 18

4 Book Banning's Greatest Achievement Is to Reflect Our Current Culture Clay Calvert 29

5 Banned Books Week Is Propaganda Dan Kleinman 34

6 Banned Books Can Be a Tool for Addressing Race Ashley Lauren Samsa 40

7 Look to the First Amendment: National Coalition Against Censorship 44

8 Parental Involvement Is Critical in Reading Selections Rebecca Hagelin 49

9 Filtering in Public Libraries Has Gone Too Far David McMenemy 53

10 Bans Distract from the Real Value of Books Beth Younger 56

11 Censorship Is a Loss to Culture Afsaneh Rigot 60

12 Librarians Must Resist Self-Censoring Caitlin McCabe 64

13 Book Banning Is Irrelevant in the Information Age Steven Petite 67

14 Technology Offers New Challenges to Censorship Robert Wheaton 71

15 Why Book Banning Fails Philip Nel 75

Organizations to Contact 79

Bibliography 83

Index 86

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