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Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
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Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013
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Censorship not quite black and white N C T E 2013

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    • 1. not quite black and white black and white black and white Teri S. Lesesne Sam Houston State University @ProfessorNana 1
    • 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. Some Statistics to Consider 3
    • 4. Why is book challenged? 4
    • 5. Who initiated the challenge? 5
    • 6. Where did challenge occur? 6
    • 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. Role of the Librarian Librarians Teachers 8
    • 9. No book should ever be banned Librarians Teachers 9
    • 10. Is it OK to have restricted shelf? Librarians Teachers 10
    • 11. Restrict due to violence? Librarians Teachers 11
    • 12. Language restrictions? Librarians Teachers 12
    • 13. All right to ban for language? Librarians Teachers 13
    • 14. Banning due to violence? Librarians Teachers 14
    • 15. Parents can decide what kids read Librarians Teachers 15
    • 16. Teachers can decide what kids read Librarians Teachers 16
    • 17. Librarians can decide what kids read Librarians Teachers 17
    • 18. Schools/districts can decide Librarians Teachers 18
    • 19. Been involved Librarians Teachers 19
    • 20. Know someone with experience LIBRARIANS TEACHERS 20
    • 21. Know the process Librarians Teachers 21
    • 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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