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There's one award that is about banded books in schools. I think this is part of a larger issue: banned information in schools. (I'm talking about elementary schools and highschools here... where the students are children and not adults.)
To me, this seems kind of a problematic issue. On one hand, banning books goes against freedom of speech,... but on the other hand, these are children (not adults), and I think that no school, or teacher, or government, has (or should have) any say in how a parent chooses to raise their child. It is the parents right to teach their child! And if the parent doesn't want the child exposed to certain information, or beliefs, or idiologies, then their wishes supercede those of the school, teacher, or government. (Whether the child's wishes should supercede those of the parents is another issue... which I am not discussing right now.)
(Note though, for cases where we are talking about adults though, the issue doesn't seem problematic to me. In those, I think that freedom is freedom.)
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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