Media Censorship

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ABDO, Sep 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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This title gives readers a balanced look at the issue of media censorship and the surrounding arguments. Readers will learn about different types of censorship, such as movie ratings and censorship in libraries, at schools, and in the press. Common arguments, such as the First Amendment are explained, as well as laws surrounding censorship and famous court cases. Also covered are major groups in the debate, such as ACLU, ALA, MPAA, and AFA, and their arguments. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-follow text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
 

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I liked this book and I kind of knew I would. I don’t like censorship of any kind and the book presented the material in a fair and balanced way. It never gave the impression that it was more for one ... Read full review

Contents

What Is Censorship?
6
The First Amendment
14
Who Debates Censorship?
24
Censorship and Freedom of Expression
36
Censorship and the Law
48
Censorship in Schools Today
60
Arguments in Favor of Censorship
70
Arguments against Censorship
79
Timeline
96
Essential Facts
100
Additional Resources
102
Glossary
104
Source Notes
106
Index
110
About the Author
112
Copyright

Censorship Decisions
86

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About the author (2010)

Kekla Magoon is a writer, editor, speaker, and educator. She is the author of Camo Girl, 37 Things I Love (in No Particular Order), How It Went Down, and numerous non-fiction titles for the education market. Her book, The Rock and the River, won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award. She also leads writing workshops for youth and adults and is the co-editor of YA and Children's Literature for Hunger Mountain, the arts journal of Vermont College.

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