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What Are They Afraid Of? Book Bans, Censorship, and the Need to Read
Why are books important? Historically, who has decided where and when they can be read? What explains censorship? What moral, ethical, and intellectual responsibilities do educators face when discussing these questions in the classroom? Join author Kenneth C. Davis as he discusses the long history of banning books. While controversies over banned books have reached a fever-pitch in recent years, these attempts to censor and control knowledge are not new.