Twitter Threads about Censorship
There's a phenomenon I actually see extremely commonly when literature is used to teach history to middle school and high school students. Let's call it "pajamafication."
— Gwen C. Katz (@gwenckatz) January 29, 2022
Today in Granbury ISD, at the High School library, they came with a hand cart and carried away multiple boxes of books tagged with "Krause's List".
They can do this because the board voted 7-0 on Monday to change district policy allowing books to be removed prior to a review. pic.twitter.com/7ZDhOONnjd
— Christopher Tackett (@cjtackett) January 27, 2022
@CoreyRobin I teach a class at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on Banned Books. I’ve been teaching it every few years for 25 years. Here is what I have learned.
— Kathy M. Newman (@_kathymnewman) January 28, 2022
Things to Explore
- Konigsberg, B. (2021). An open letter to parents who wish to ban my books from school libraries.
- Banned Book Survival Guide (2022). Banned Book Survival Guide.
- Rosenberg, A. (2023). Book Bans: How to Fight.
- ALA (n.d.). Advocacy: Banned and Challenged Books.
- FReadom Fights Twitter Feed (n.d.) #FReadom Fighters
- NYPL. (n.d.) Books for All.
- Red Wine & Blue. (n.d.) Book Ban Busters.
- Library 2.0 Mini Conference >> “Banned Books and Censorship: Current Intellectual Freedom Issues in the Library”. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGvt9IyrGCa5-EtEPqWqkj9pynH4WSZrZ