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Censorship in schools: Information literacy and social justice implications for educators
This workshop will review the most recent trends in book challenges and consider the social justice impact of censorship in the classroom and school library.
The nationwide flood of book censorship creates chaos in classrooms and libraries. This workshop will review the most recent trends in book challenges and consider the social justice impact of censorship in the classroom and school library. Recent legislation requiring a stand-alone NJ K-12 information literacy standard (S588, signed earlier this year) places access to information and book censorship on a collision course. Research that defends the freedom to read and the importance of addressing complicated subjects in the classroom will add to your educator toolbox, so you can address book or other material challenges with integrity, dignity and assurance.
Amy Penwell & Tricina Strong-Beebe
New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL)