Censorship and freedom of expression within school campuses has attracted a lot of debate and discussion over the years. School authorities have a difficult time in ascertaining where to draw the line between free enquiry and moral hazard.
Not all books in the school library should be subject to censorship. Not all students need guidance for all books. Not all concerns and complaints from parents merit the removal of books in the school library. Censorship and removal of materials from school library collections has risen significantly in recent decades (Doyle 2004). The Internet, its growth, and the attempts by the American federal censorship copyright ebooks& digital content privacy Libraries are advocates for the freedom of the press and the freedom to read, inalienable rights guaranteed in the United States Constitution.
Despite that, there are an astonishing number of threats to that freedom occurring in libraries today. Efforts to remove books and other materials from the classroom, curriculum, and school library represent one of the most significant forms of censorship in the United States.
Classics of Western literature like Lysistrata and The Millers Tale, the Harry Potter series, celebrations of Earth Day, studies of world religion, discussions of Each book that is banned or censored is done so for the content within the pages. There are a few common reasons that books have been banned or censored in schools, libraries, and book stores. Book censorship" is the removal, suppression, or restricted circulation of literary, artistic, or educational materialof images, ideas, and informationon the grounds that these are morally or otherwise objectionable in the light of standards applied by the censor.
" Censorship is" the regulation of speech and other forms of expression by an entrenched authority, ". Apr 30, 2012 Censorship Issues in School Libraries by Shannon Mills Censorship can occur" anytime a book or other library material is removed from its intended audience" [1. Libraries often face challenges from patrons who desire to have material they find offensive removed from the collection.
139 challenges to materials were reported in Canadian libraries in 2009 [2, and The American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom publishes an annual list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books; it reported a 17 percent increase in book censorship complaints in 2016.
The top five most challenged books of 2016, including the awardwinning graphic novel This One Summer, have LGBTQ characters. " A Critical Analysis of the LibraryRelated Literature Concerning Censorship in Public Libraries and Public School Libraries in the United States During the 1980s. " Project for degree of Education Specialist, University of South Florida, December 1987.