Librarians Not Backing Down From Censorship Fight

Despite dangers, school and public librarians continue to push back against efforts to censor books. 

School librarians are taking center stage in the fight against censorship. 

CNN recently aired a story that interviewed school and public librarians, including the founders of #FReadom, a grassroots group that highlighs the work of school librarians, provides resources for book challenges, and organizes Twitter campaigns to raise awareness and fight back against book challenges.

In a sign of the times, one Texas school librarian felt the need to hide her identity and be interviewed without providing her name, showing only a silhouette.  

When asked why she didn't want to be identified, she said, "Because there was a day not too long ago when I had to stop and think, when they come in with handcuffs and they come in with a warrant for my arrest alleging I have provided obscene material to minors, who am I going to call first?" 

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