IF26: FRF on TV

I came across a short video clip from a TV station evening news, featuring Judith Krug of the Freedom to Read Foundation. The short snippet was talking about what’s wrong with book banning. The TV journalist covering the evening posted the “Top Ten Banned Library Books of 2006” on his blog. A conversation developed there between the blog readers. One of the post was accusing ALA contradicting itself by recommending a certain, sexually somewhat explicit book for 11th grade up, while making the same book available at another part of their site for the younger crowd. Then there was a rather articulate reply to this post explaining that one of those sites is inactive; there are other factors to consider when recommending groups to young people; how important parents’ responsibility is … I enjoyed that exchange, recommend reading it.

This entry is part of my Intellectual Freedom series.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *