Since 1982, over 11,000 books have been challenged by individuals seeking to have them banned from schools or libraries.
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When only six people showed up for a panel designed to raise awareness of banned books, the pot needed to be stirred a bit.
Lower-income students benefit the most from libraries. Yet, budget cuts are leading to a decline in their numbers.
The number of libraries is dropping drastically across almost all states. Will a revised No Child Left Behind law make a difference?
In Samuel Roth’s time, there was no Constitutional protection for expression deemed subversive, obscene or indecent.
In 1957, publisher Samuel Roth spent his 63rd birthday in federal prison. His appeal denied by the United States Supreme Court, he would end up serving every day of his five year sentence. The crime? He…