Related books Racism, racial discrimination, racial justice and the “Black Life Issues” movement In those Somehow censored in the U.S. in 2020, According to the National Library Association.
The American Library Association (ALA) currently publishes once a year List of books you removed from the shelf or with restricted accessAs well as other methods of review, he called it a “problematic book.”
They are those Resolve “controversial” issues, Explained that Loida García-Febo, a Puerto Rican who was the former chairman of the ALA, today leads a committee related to women in the entity.
The good news for 2020 is that there are fewer “problems”. García-Febo pointed out that since the books most in need of inspection are parents with school-age children, the reason for the decline may be confinement and class closures during the pandemic.
According to a report prepared by ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF), 273 “questioning” books and printed materials, In 2019, there were 566.
The first place on the list is “George“The LGBT-themed book written by Alex Gino has been questioned, banned and restricted for the following reasons: It cannot reflect the “value” of the community.
second”Stamp: racism, anti-racism and you“Due to the author’s public comments, Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds have the same fate. Mention events in a biased way The report stated that they generally do not consider racism.
“What happened in our town: A story about racially unfair children,” Marietta Collins and Ann Hazzard’s “Liberty” Use “division language” and promote opinions against the police According to the person who requested the review.
Among the “questioning” books based on race, there are classicOr Harper Lee’s “Killing a Mockingbird” in this case accused of using racial justice and the fact that the main character is white-lawyer defending African American accused of raping white women -Has a negative impact on students.
Two books by well-known authors, John Steinbeck’s “Rice and Man”, Due to racial stereotypes, and Toni Morrison’s “Bluest Eyes”, involving explicit pornography, They were on the OIF list last year.
“All American Boys”, Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely; “Say” by de Laurie Halse Andersen; “Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian”, De Sherman Alexie (de Sherman Alexie) and “Hate U Give” (The Hate U Give), de Angie Thomas (de Angie Thomas), Tambiénestán (tambiénestán) In the top ten most questioned list.
On the occasion of National Library Week, ALA released a report on how covid-19 has affected libraries and libraries. How to solve an unprecedented situation Although the physical store is closed, it continues to operate and fills the void created by the bookstore closure.
Highlights of the report The role of libraries in bridging the digital divide and helping families, Low-income or marginalized communities, students and rural residents interact and learn digitally.
It also states that librarians must Combating misinformation and false information against covid-19 And xenophobia, he woke up “especially phobia (Chinese phobia)”.
Throughout 2020, they have to deal with Bad information about vaccinesHe added that the census, the “black life is crucial” movement and the US presidential election.