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Author: Thomas Riggs
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: At issue., Civil liberties.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English
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"Book Banning: Censorship Cannot Be Allowed in America; Banned Books Week Demonizes Concerned Parents and Silences Discourse; Parental Concerns About Book Content Should Not Be Dismissed; Book Challenges Bring Attention - and more Readers - to Many Great Books; Teens Need Bold Books; Parents Must Intervene to Protect Their Children from Offensive Material in Books; Homophobia Is at the Root of Some Christian Groups'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Riggs
ISBN: 9780737755541 0737755547 9780737755558 0737755555
OCLC Number: 707965552
Description: 119 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Censorship cannot be allowed in America / Ellen Hopkins --
Parental concerns about book content should not be dismissed / Suzanne M. Beasterfield --
Book challenges bring attention - and more readers - to many great books / Pat Scales --
Teens need bold books / Don Gallo --
Parents must protect children from offensive material in books / Erin Manning --
Homophobia is at the root of many book banning efforts / Mel Seesholtz --
Librarians must be prepared to defend their selection criteria / Connie O'Sullivan and Michael O'Sullivan --
Books that address sexuality help teens in their own experiences / Isabel Kaplan --
Books on violence and bullying can help teens develop empathy / Michael Cart --
Mein Kampf should be published, not banned / Ben Macintyre --
Hateful texts are dangerous even when exposed as propaganda / Marilyn Henry --
Expensive libel lawsuits can indirectly lead to censorship / Laura Miller --
Financial risks of libel suits overstate the limits on free speech / David Engel --
E-books are vulnerable to digital banning / Farhad Manjoo.
Series Title: At issue., Civil liberties.
Responsibility: Thomas Riggs, book editor.

Abstract:

"Book Banning: Censorship Cannot Be Allowed in America; Banned Books Week Demonizes Concerned Parents and Silences Discourse; Parental Concerns About Book Content Should Not Be Dismissed; Book Challenges Bring Attention - and more Readers - to Many Great Books; Teens Need Bold Books; Parents Must Intervene to Protect Their Children from Offensive Material in Books; Homophobia Is at the Root of Some Christian Groups' Book-Banning Efforts; The ALA Pushes a Pro-Gay Agenda and Censors Opposing Views; Librarians Must Be Prepared to Defend Their Selection Criteria; Students Should Not Be Exposed to Books Containing Profanity and Sex; Books That Address Sexuality Help Teens Understand Their Own Experiences; Books That Deal with Violence and Bullying Can Help Teens Develop Empathy; Mein Kampf Should Be Published, not Banned; Hateful Texts Are Dangerous Even When Exposed as Propaganda; Expensive Libel Lawsuits Can Indirectly Lead to Censorship; The Financial Risks of Libel Suits Are Overstated and Do Not Significantly Limit Free Speech; E-Books Are Vulnerable to Digital Banning"--

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