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Reconsidering Censorship

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In honor of “Banned Books Week” which happened without my mentioning it last week, simply because I’m NEW and didn’t want to stir anything up (and this is a much richer conversation for middle school and above as we discuss topics of civics and freedom of the press) I am posting a story I wrote for the Inlander last year about parents’ struggles to control the media their children are consuming. It speaks especially well to the good fight of school librarians everywhere. If I must say so myself.

http://www.inlander.com/spokane/parental-controls/Content?oid=2332299

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I am a Library Information Technology Specialist at Midway Elementary; a K-6 school in the Mead School District north of Spokane, Washington. My goal is to help grow engaged, empowered, thoughtful and responsible digital citizens who also have a high regard for the beauty of the written word. Yes! You can be both a TECHY and a BOOKY. Some of my favorite people are (and so am I!)

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