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Volume 113, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0013-8274
  • E-ISSN: 2161-8895


This column offers concrete actions to keep diverse books in students’ hands and on classroom and library shelves, while acknowledging the reality of how censorship restricts and constrains teachers’ ability to teach.


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  2. Natanson Hannah. “A Mom Wrongly Said the Book Showed Pedophilia. School Libraries Banned It.” The Washington Post, 3 Jan 2023,
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  4. “The Students’ Right to Read.” National Council of Teachers of English, 25 Oct 2018,
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