September 29, 2004

Banned Books Meme - Update

The little Banned Book Meme that I started up yesterday has been flitting far and wide across the Blogsphere. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who thought of this, but I can at least claim to be one of the headwaters. (BTW, see the comments to my post for some additional good stuff.)

Anyhoo, even though I was just playing for fun, I asked some questions about how exactly the list of "100 Most Frequently Challenged Books" came about. Well Beth over at Booknook has some background, along with facts and figures and some very sensible thoughts on how and where libraries should restrict book access, most particularly in the school context.

I think that most reasonable people naturally revolt at the idea of censorship insofar as it brings to mind images of Nazi book-burning and Farenheit 451. But the info Beth serves up also serves as a warning not to go overboard in the opposite direction, notwithstanding American Library Association sensationalism.

Posted by Robert at September 29, 2004 03:01 PM | TrackBack
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