ALA Editions recently announced the publication of True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries, a collection edited by Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco. Intellectual freedom is a core value of librarianship, but fighting to keep controversial materials on the shelves can sometimes feel like a lonely battle. And not all censorship controversies involve the public objecting to a book in the collection—libraries are venues for displays and meetings, and sometimes library staff themselves are tempted to preemptively censor a work.
We were thrilled to see that The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression named this important work their Book of the Month. Their site features this fantastic interview with Barco and Nye. We encourage all of our readers to check it out!