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Book banning in 21st-century America / Emily J.M. Knox.

Knox, Emily, 1976- (author.).

Requests for the removal, relocation, and restriction of books-- also known as challenges-- occur with some frequency in the United States. Book Banning in 21st Century America, based on fifteen contemporary book challenge cases in schools and public libraries across the United States, argues that understanding contemporary reading practices, especially interpretive strategies, is vital to understanding why people attempt to censor books in schools and public libraries. Focusing on the why of censorship, Knox posits that many censorship attempts are intimately tied to how one understands the practice of reading and its effects on character development and behavior.

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  • ISBN: 9781538171127 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1538171120 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: ix, 175 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- Trusting the system -- Power and knowledge -- Perfect timing -- The moral decline of society, institutions, and the family -- Reading should edify the soul -- Fear, knowledge, and power -- AppendixA: Methodological note -- Appendix B: Sample request for reconsideration -- Appendix C: Chart of challenge cases.
Subject: Public libraries > Censorship > United States.
School libraries > Censorship > United States.
Challenged books > United States.
Intellectual freedom > United States.
Books and reading > United States.

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