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Mass. libraries strikingly free of censorship

“The battle to take books off library shelves is still underway in places like Randolph County, N.C., where the school board recently banned a 1953 National Book Award winner for its depiction of rape and incest. Last year alone, librarians across the country reported 464 requests to ban or restrict access to books. But none in Massachusetts. A new survey of records at more than 1,000 school and public libraries in Massachusetts shows fewer than 20 libraries have faced even a single challenge to their collections since 2010, and only twice did librarians agree to put a book out of easy reach of children.” (via The Boston Globe)

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