TITLE

Award Winning Essay

AUTHOR(S)
Bailey, Honor
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Florida Media Quarterly;Summer2010, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the adherence of public libraries to the Freedom to Read statement of the American Library Association (ALA). It says that ALA's statement serves as an example to those individuals who are underestimating intellectual freedom's importance. It offers information on the selection of books in libraries, as well as the fighting of libraries for intellectual freedom by protecting controversial books from public destruction.
ACCESSION #
69987130

 

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