October 15, 2014

Banned Books Follow-Up!

Sure, Banned Book Weeks was a few weeks back, but there's never a bad time to talk about censorship.  So, do you ever wonder "what kind of town bans books?"  This article from the New Yorker reflects on the debates swirling in one Texas town about the discomfort that some school library titles have raised in that community, and the larger question: "what is art?"  Check it out!

Interestingly, we at the Almy Library also heard about a school in Massachusetts that recently banned a book from its shelves.  Due to a parent's objections, the school banned The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier.  We're proud be to part of a community that reads freely at BB&N!