가장 자주 금지되는 일부 책에는 LGBTQ 이야기가 있습니다., 도서관 협회 말한다

캐릭터가 마법을 사용하기 때문에 일부 학교 도서관에서는 책을 금지합니다.. 다른 사람들은 욕설이나 성적인 내용 때문에 행동합니다., 또는 인종 차별과 같은 불편한 주제 때문에.

But a great deal of the most frequently challenged books of the last decade center around LGBTQ characters and themes, an analysis from the American Library Association revealed.
In honor of Banned Books Week the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom published lists of the top 10 most challenged books of 2019 그리고 상단 100 most frequently banned books of the decade.
Lists from years past show that censorship of LGBTQ stories is a recent trend.
    On the top 10 most challenged books of 2019 rankings, eight were challenged because of LGBTQ content. Several of them centered on transgender characters, 처럼 “성 조지,” about a fourth-grade trans girl, 과 “I Am Jazz,” a picture book about real-life activist Jazz Jennings, who transitioned at a young age.
    Others range from classics likeThe Color Purple,” which features a lesbian relationship, to contemporary comics aimed at grade schoolers likeSex is a Funny Word.
    Other frequently challenged books focused on Black characters, 포함 “The Hate U Giveby Angie Thomas, which centers on police shootings and racism, 과 Toni Morrison’sThe Bluest Eye 과 “Beloved.
    "Uncle Bobby's Wedding,&인용; a picture book designed to teach young children about same-sex relationships, ended up on the top 100 most frequently banned book list.

    Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, told CNN that her office has seen agrowing trendof censoring books that prominently feature LGBTQ characters.
    There are members of every community that need and wanted these resources, that want to find themselves reflected in their library’s collections and programs,” 그녀가 말했다. “This allows them to understand themselves in the world and affirm their identity.

    The dangers of censoring LGBTQ stories

    Henry Cody Miller, an assistant professor of English at the College of Brockport, State University of New York, wrote about the high number of LGBTQ books for Teaching Tolerance Magazine in 2019. Omitting narratives from schools can perpetuate harm, 그는 말했다.
    Framing a book that features LGBTQ characters as ‘controversialplaces the onus of conflict on LGBTQ people,” 그가 썼어. “There is nothing controversial or problematic about being a member of the LGBTQ community.
    Books about diverse experiences are beneficial for every reader, Caldwell-Stone said.
    Books, novels, true stories and memoirs are ways of developing empathy for other people and their lives,” 그녀가 말했다. “If we take that away from young people, we’re really depriving them of opportunities to develop as individuals, to understand the world.
    The number of frequently challenged LGBTQ books, 그러나, also signals that books with these themes and characters are being published more frequently and read more widely.
      But if a book is censored by school officials, it’s almost impossible for a librarian or teacher to get that book into a student’s hands, Caldwell-Stone said. That’s why Banned Books Week focuses on advocacy, 너무, and features talks with authors on access to literature.
      Caldwell-Stone said it’s necessary to champion the inclusion of diverse books in collections, even if those books don’t align with one’s personal views, “so that everyone can find what they need in the library.

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