A recent dispute in a western suburb of Chicago underscores the reality that certain books and ideas continue to be challenged in the United States.
In August, the West Chicago Public Library Board voted overwhelmingly 6-1 against an effort made by a conservative organization to remove a book "This Day in June" about LGBT history from the library’s children’s section. According to a report published in the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald, more than 150 people attended the meeting to discuss the possible ban. Of the attendees, 138 people said they favored keeping the book in the children’s section while only 13 opposed it. More»
By: Paul LaTour
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