not quite
black and white
black and white
black and white
Teri S. Lesesne
Sam Houston State University
@ProfessorNana
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Clarion Voices
 

“
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and
” ~Judy Blume
“T...
Some Statistics to Consider

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Why is book challenged?

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Who initiated the challenge?

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Where did challenge occur?

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Drawing some conclusions
 Schools and school libraries are often the scene of the crime
 Sexual content, violence, and “...
Role of the Librarian
Librarians

Teachers

8
No book should ever be banned
Librarians

Teachers

9
Is it OK to have restricted shelf?
Librarians

Teachers

10
Restrict due to violence?
Librarians

Teachers

11
Language restrictions?
Librarians

Teachers

12
All right to ban for language?
Librarians

Teachers

13
Banning due to violence?
Librarians

Teachers

14
Parents can decide what kids read
Librarians

Teachers

15
Teachers can decide what kids read
Librarians

Teachers

16
Librarians can decide what kids read
Librarians

Teachers

17
Schools/districts can decide
Librarians

Teachers

18
Been involved
Librarians

Teachers

19
Know someone with experience
LIBRARIANS

TEACHERS

20
Know the process
Librarians

Teachers

21
Now What?
New survey will use preservice teachers
Also want to include gatekeeping element to survey
What else can we do t...
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    1. 1. not quite black and white black and white black and white Teri S. Lesesne Sam Houston State University @ProfessorNana 1
    2. 2. Clarion Voices   “ Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and ” ~Judy Blume “The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.” ~Walt Whitman   “Librarians and governing bodies should maintain that parents—and only parents—have the right and the responsibility to restrict the access of their children—and only their children—to library resources. Censorship by librarians of constitutionally protected speech, whether for protection or for any other reason, violates the First Amendment.” ~ American Library Association Office of Intellectual Freedom 2
    3. 3. Some Statistics to Consider 3
    4. 4. Why is book challenged? 4
    5. 5. Who initiated the challenge? 5
    6. 6. Where did challenge occur? 6
    7. 7. Drawing some conclusions  Schools and school libraries are often the scene of the crime  Sexual content, violence, and “language” are often the cause cited  Parents are often at the center of the challenge  The number of challenges appears to be on the decline  So, we decided to do our own survey just to confirm our hunches. 7
    8. 8. Role of the Librarian Librarians Teachers 8
    9. 9. No book should ever be banned Librarians Teachers 9
    10. 10. Is it OK to have restricted shelf? Librarians Teachers 10
    11. 11. Restrict due to violence? Librarians Teachers 11
    12. 12. Language restrictions? Librarians Teachers 12
    13. 13. All right to ban for language? Librarians Teachers 13
    14. 14. Banning due to violence? Librarians Teachers 14
    15. 15. Parents can decide what kids read Librarians Teachers 15
    16. 16. Teachers can decide what kids read Librarians Teachers 16
    17. 17. Librarians can decide what kids read Librarians Teachers 17
    18. 18. Schools/districts can decide Librarians Teachers 18
    19. 19. Been involved Librarians Teachers 19
    20. 20. Know someone with experience LIBRARIANS TEACHERS 20
    21. 21. Know the process Librarians Teachers 21
    22. 22. Now What? New survey will use preservice teachers Also want to include gatekeeping element to survey What else can we do to help YOU? 22

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