Why are certain types of books targeted?
How do attacks on books impact a curriculum?
Local educator and author Michael Anthony will discuss successful efforts that he and others have made to defend challenged books in public schools. In 2006, he successfully reversed a ban on Adam Rapp’s young adult novel The Buffalo Tree in the Muhlenberg School District, as featured in the New York Times. He will explain why certain types of books are regularly targeted, how concerns about attacks can impact a curriculum, and what methods are typically employed when responding to censorship efforts.