I’m a Librarian Who Banned a Book. Here’s Why.


While we now have several trivial and frivolous national events such a as National Coffee Day or Talk Like a Pirate Day, events that bring attention to real issues – like Banned Book Week – are too often overlooked.

Ultimately, a banned book cuts at the heart of what makes a free democracy work. As Noam Chomsky said during a 1992 BBC interview, “If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”

From I’m a Librarian Who Banned a Book. Here’s Why.


How and why books are banned and how people react to banning.

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania is up in the mountains of north central PA. I'm actually surprised that there was that much slacktivism and so little actual response. PASSHE students used to be capable of more.

This is a valuable lesson about the current age and yet disturbs me greatly.

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