Article Title

Freedom to read and the right to complain

Authors

Newspaper

Albany Democrat-Herald

Date

9-21-1995

Reading Level

all levels

Location

Albany

Participants

libraries, patrons

Outcome

34 titles were retained, one item was reclassified, two items were removed

Abstract

The author summarizes reasons people in Oregon challenged books from July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1995 and discusses the difference between a challenge and banned materials.

Keywords

Banned Books Week, American Library Association, Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse, sex, graphic language, satanism, occult, homosexuality, racism, First Amendment, sexual, offensive language

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