Why A Librarian Banned a Book

Since 1982, over 11,000 books have been requested to be banned from schools or libraries..

In a library access to information and books is human right so why ban books?

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In the library world, access to information is a human right, not to be tampered with or controlled in any way. The books that line the shelves have been carefully selected by a trained librarian to offer the reader a balanced approach to all topics [so] we try to provide all points of view, whether or not we personally agree with them.

While this may anger some people and some groups, a balance in points of view is what any good library finds essential. Occasionally, some offended person asks to have a title withdrawn from being used, which is called a challenge; occasionally, these challenges are successful… Continue Reading