Posted on July 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
School won’t be in session for a few weeks, for most kids, and Banned Books Week isn’t for a few months.
But that hasn’t stopped the issue of what students can or should read — particularly when it comes to racial justice issues and racism — from being a hot-button one right now.
NPR hosted Richard Price, author of the Adventures in Censorship blog and a professor who focuses on censorship and book banning, to discuss current trends in that area.
Price shared insights into what they call the “cycle of anxiety” in past years and now with All Things Considered's Michel Martin; you can read a transcript of their conversation or listen to the segment on NPR’s website.
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