Article Title

Library Corner

Authors

Perry Stokes

Newspaper

The Record Courier (Baker City)

Date

8-30-2012

Location

Baker City, Oregon

Participants

George Dunn, author

Abstract

The Baker County Library District offered a free movie showing of "The Hunger Games" and follow-up discussion to local teens. Library staff received several complaints from people objecting to the “glorification of extreme cruelty and violence” in the film. Some feared that youth would be inspired to attack each other after watching the movie. This editorial argues that protestors should read all the books in the series to understand the anti-war message, and themes of morality, suffering, justice and human dignity.

Keywords

censorship, freedom to read, intellectual freedom, violence

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