Essays Tagged: "American Library Association"

Internet Censorship

it has beenposted, Meaning that distributing materials that are obscene are banned becomes easyThe American Library Association (ALA) has a definition that states censorship is"the change in the acce ... should not be checked at the border"Another person attending that conference was Ann Breeson of the American CivilLiberties Union, an organization dedicated to preserving many things including freespe ...

(7 pages) 234 0 4.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

There is a cure. Essay on Censorship

he following subjects: sex, feminism, teenrebelliousness, AIDS, homosexuality, the negative African-American experience, and non-Christian viewpoints. The overwhelming majority of book objections come ... ored and what should not be censored(Clark 54). Deanna Duby, director of educational policy for the American Way, expectscensorship to be on the rise in the future. (Solin 98).The fundamental purpose ...

(4 pages) 91 0 3.5 Apr/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

The Joy Luck Club

an's The Joy Luck Club reflex aspect of her lifeAmy Tan has become one of the most successful Asian-American writers of our time. Her first work of fiction "The Joy Luck Club" was published in 1989 an ... that, it also received numerous awards, such as the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award for Fiction, the American library Association Award and many more awards. This novel has been very popular ever since ...

(3 pages) 151 0 4.6 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


there to help people who are victims of unnecessary censorship. Two of these organizations are the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU is one of ... censorship procedures in schools and libraries around the country (ALA, 87-97). Every September the American Library Association, in conjunction with other groups, sanctions the "Banned Books Week ? C ...

(5 pages) 140 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The censorship of Mark Twain's novel "The adventures of Huckleberry Finn".

In a recent survey of attempts to ban books in the United States, the American Library Association ranked Huckleberry Finn the fifth most frequently challenged book of th ... school to the students. In this case it was not parents who contested the novel, but it was African Americans who viewed the novel as "racially offensive". One official said, "one of the criticisms wa ... ie will just increase sales immensely. Huckleberry Finn has been one of the most contested works in American literature, and has caused controversy from the time it was published up until present time ...

(3 pages) 81 2 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

Internet filtyers at libaries

er to prevent children from accessing obscene or sexually explicit internet sites. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), libraries prevent people from reaching many other internet si ... April 4 in Philadelphia as the three-judge panel expressed their views about the law. (ODER 2) The American Library Association (ALA), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and website providers ...

(4 pages) 51 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

nd he won many prices with his novels. His books frequently appear on the "best books" lists of the American Library Association.Main characters:Brian Robeson: He's a typical thirteen-year-old city bo ...

(7 pages) 44 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The term 'open society' has come into use in recent times. Are public libraries essential components of open societies? Why, or why not?"

es of an open society. McCarthyism is the term used to describe an anti-communist movement in 1950s American which resulted in the censorship of 'subversive' literature in libraries. Senator McCarthy ... eir jobs, to remove such literature from their shelves or label items as offensive. As a result the American Library Association adopted a Library Bill of Rights in 1948 and released a statement in 19 ...

(7 pages) 55 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Library & Information Science

False Reflections

ad was fittingly titled Amazing Gracie. This book was selected as Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. The author is A.E. Cannon, who is a creative and talented writer. The ...

(3 pages) 533 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Outsiders

s include That Was Then, This is Now, Rumble Fish, Tex and Taming the Star Runner. She received the American Library Association's first annual Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring authors whose novels ...

(3 pages) 619 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Outsiders

s include That Was Then, This is Now, Rumble Fish, Tex and Taming the Star Runner. She received the American Library Association's first annual Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring authors whose novels ...

(3 pages) 541 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

To judge a book by its cover

d would have been stopped, by the cover indicating a specific age required. According to the American Library Association, any attempt to restrict access to library services, materials, and fac ... ensorship after the book burning in Nuremberg square. With widespread fear of communism surrounding Americans, barriers were needed to thwart the possibility of communistic ideology. Also during this ...

(4 pages) 14 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


ith all of the above? Movies are rated and restricted to certain viewers whereas books are not. The American Library Association's guidelines state that "materials should not be excluded because of th ... 4 and immediately began looking for a publisher. It was first issued in 1955 in Paris after several American rejections. Maurice Girodias of Olympia Press, "condemned by some as a porn king, praised b ...

(8 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

"Down a Dark Hall" by Lois Duncan

ty best-selling books for young people and adults. She has one a high acclaim and was chosen by the American Library Association to receive " Best Books For Young Adults Award". Among her many stories ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Analysis/ reaserch paper of Annette Curtis Klause, author of The Silver Kiss

s and as a full-time children's librarian ("Annette Curtis Klause"). Klause has also worked for the American Library Association, and published her other novels and short stories with other library or ... , Klause received the Best Book for Young Adults and Best Book for Reluctant Readers award from the American Library Association. This was just two of the many awards she earned for her first novel, T ...

(4 pages) 8 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Bruce Chatwin

one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists of 1993), and The Dancer Upstairs (1995,named American Library Association Best Novel of 1997 after its U.S. publication).Bruce Chatwin’s Wha ... of John Jacob Astor. When Bruce and Elizabeth married in 1965, he felt as though he had joined the American aristocracy. However, marriage did not curb Bruce’s wanderings, and over the years the ...

(8 pages) 1705 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Marketing as a Tool for Non-Profit Organizations.

bjectives of nonprofit organizations:The U.S. Marines advertise for a few good men to join them.The American Heart Association provides public demonstrations to persuade people to learn life-saving te ... people, Army recruiters, and relies extensively on marketing research to meet recruitment goals.The American Library Association promotes the benefits of using local libraries.The admissions office at ...

(24 pages) 214 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Banning a book from public schools for having a racial slur is an act of censorship and it violates the student’s right to learn under the first amendment. Provided introduction, data in support of claim, deeper considerations, and conclusion.

racially charged words and innuendoes" (AP, par 20). In response Joann Bell, state director of the American Civil Liberties Union, stated, "that the removal of the book is absolutely ludicrous&hellip ... y speak and use racial slurs that were common for their era? Nancy Kranich, former president of the American Library Association states, "Those who seek to limit other people's access to ideas they fe ...

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Book Censorship and its effect on society

grading comments, heavy violence, and/or witchcraft, homosexuality, and profanity. According to the American Library Association, between 1990 and 2008, there were 9,600 book challenges, but for every ... eoples' lives, certain groups try to ban these books, because they find them to be debatable. We as Americans are promised freedom to verbalize ourselves and our opinions. The Bill of Rights was made ...

(9 pages) 0 0 0.0 Dec/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues