‘Criminal liability for librarians’: the fight against US rightwing book bans

Skye Perryman warns of threats to ‘basic freedoms including the freedom to read’. In the classic comedy Blackadder, Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger demanded “tougher sentences for geography teachers”. So much for satire. In the real world, US Republican politicians are now seeking “criminal liability for librarians”.

Obama speaks out against ‘profoundly misguided’ book bans in school libraries

Read moreTo Skye Perryman , president and chief executive of the nonprofit Democracy Forward, as absurd as rightwing book bans can seem (a Florida claim that the Arthur books can “ damage the souls ” of children a particularly florid example), this […]

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