Angefochtene Bücher in US-Schulbibliotheken

Das Internet Archive engagiert sich für in gewissen US-Amerikanischen Schulbibliotheken verbotene Literatur (via Newsletter Internet Archive und blog.archive.org):

«Question: What do I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and John Irving’s Cider House Rules all have in common? Somewhere in the United States, these books have been banned from schools, taken out of circulation in school libraries or challenged by a lawmaker. While the battle over what is appropriate for students rages, community librarians at Open Library are making sure that these titles are accessible online for all. Read more about their work. (…)

For example, the American Library Association’s list of most challenged books in the past decade are available in a curated collection. Among the titles: The Glass Castle by Jennette Walls, banned for offensive language and sexually explicit content; The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, cited as being insensitive, anti-family and violent; and Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin, challenged for its LGBTQIA content and the perceived effects on young people who would read it.

Books dealing with gay and trans rights have long been targeted in school libraries. There are more than 1,800 titles in Open Library’s LGBTQ Collection—sorted, searchable and available to borrow online for free. Many of the novels, memoirs and works of history are not otherwise accessible to people who live in rural areas or places where those materials are explicitly banned.»

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