The readings for this semester are available either online or through your university library periodical holdings, including:

  • Alexie, Sherman.  “Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood.”  NCTE website,  June 9, 2011 (PDF) 
  • Boyer, Paul S. “Gilded-Age Consensus, Repressive Campaigns, and Gradual Liberalization:The Shifting Rhythms of Book Censorship,”in A History of the Book in America: Volume 4: Print in Motion: The Expansion of Publishing and Reading in the United States, 1880-1940. University of North Carolina Press. (2009), pp. 276-298.
  • Crutcher, Chris.  “How They Do It.” Huffpost, 2 October 2011,
  • Downs, Donald A. “Government Censorship since 1945,” in A History of the Book in America, Volume 5: The Enduring Book: Print Culture in Postwar America (University of North Carolina Press. (2009), pp. 135-150.

  • Enriquez, Grace.  “The Reader Speaks Out:  Adolescent Reflections about Controversial Young Adult Literature.”  The ALAN Review, vol. 33, no. 2, 2006, pp. 16-23.
  • Kheraj, Sean, “Best Practices for Writing History on the Web,” Oct. 16, 2014,
  • Metzger, Kenan, & Wendy Kelleher.  “The Dearth of Native Voices in Young Adult Literature:  A Call for More Young Adult Literature by and for Indigenous Peoples.”  The ALAN Review, vol. 35, n. 2, 2008, pp. 36-42.
  • Moore, Nicole.  “Censorship is.” Australian Humanities Review, vol. 54, 2013, pp. 45-65.
  • Swiderek, Bobbi.  “Censorship.”  Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, vol. 39, no. 7, pp. 592-294.
  • Thompson, Samantha. “Why Archives Don’t Digitize Everything,” Peel Art Gallery and Museum Archives, May 31, 2017.

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