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Cape Henlopen Board of Education Action

The Cape Henlopen Board of Education has made the decision to remove the novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post from the list of summer reading choices for in-coming 9th grade students attending Cape Henlopen High School.

Rumors recently made public that the use of Delaware Library Association's Blue Hen Award List will be suspended as a recommended summer reading list for students.

 

Margery Cyr, chair of the DLA Intellectual Freedom Committee

Sent a letter to the Board.

Suggests these talking points:

  1. reading is a right of all people
  2. the freedom to choose what to read should be made within the context of their family's values
  3. a family does not have the right to dictate their particular values to other families
  4. young people need a wide selection of materials to choose from
  5. reducing the number of titles on a list reduces options. The options should be expanded.
  6. elected Boards have the responsibility to follow their written and approved policies

 

Office of Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association

Sent a letter to the Board.

Is working closely with DLA concerning this situation.

Posted information on their blog: OIF blog post 

 

News Coverage

Cape Henlopen pulls book, draws fire (Delaware Online)

Board removes book from summer reading list (CapeGazettee.com)

Resource Materials

Library Bill of Rights (American Library Association)

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read (American Library Association)

Censorship & First Amendment Issues (American Library Association)

Constitution of the United States (National Archives, Charters of Freedom)

 

 


2014 Delaware Library Association and Maryland Library Association Joint Conference

Thanks to all of you who made the conference such a success. We hope you had a good conference and will join us again next year.


 

 

 

The Delaware Library Association (DLA) is a nonprofit organization and is incorporated under the name Delaware Library Association, Incorporated. The Association is a chapter of the American Library Association.

 

 

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The Blue Hen Book Award is a children's choice award sponsored by the Youth Services Division (YSD) of the Delaware Library Association.

See the Blue Hen Award Winners webpage.

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September 21−27, 2014


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