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Banned books : defending our freedom to read

Author: Robert P Doyle
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : American Library Association, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Updated and expanded 2017 edition]
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Provides a framework for understanding censorship and the protections guaranteed to us through the first amendment. Interpretations of the uniquely American notion of freedom of expression -- and our freedom to read what we choose -- are supplemented by straightforward, easily accessible information that will inspire further exploration.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Doyle
ISBN: 9780838989623 0838989624
OCLC Number: 993582314
Notes: "ISSN: 0888-0123"--Title page verso.
Description: 308 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Challenges : who, why, & how often --
Freedom of expression --
The courts set precedent --
The library community takes a stand --
Publishers step up --
Inviting the public to add their voices : the birth of Banned Books Week --
Get involved! How you can help protect the right to read --
Challenged books : a reading list --
Top ten most challenged books of 2016 --
The Nobel Prize --
Challenged or banned books.
Other Titles: Defending our freedom to read
Responsibility: Robert P. Doyle.

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Provides a framework for understanding censorship and the protections guaranteed to us through the first amendment. Interpretations of the uniquely American notion of freedom of expression -- and our freedom to read what we choose -- are supplemented by straightforward, easily accessible information that will inspire further exploration.

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