The Floatplane Project is an educational website that explores the censorship of Clyde Edgerton’s The Floatplane Notebooks in Carroll County, Virginia in 1992. Click any slide to explore or continue reading below.

  • Explore Appalachian Literature and Culture

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This website is made possible by the help and generous permissions of the following:


A Burning Idea: Challenging and Censoring Books

The Carroll County VA School Board

The Roanoke Times

The National Coalition Against Censorship

UVa-Wise Library

UVa-Wise Media Services

Photo Credits

Header Image: Turner, T. Shed at New River State Park. 2019. Max Meadows, VA.

Figure 1: Fields, M. Mountains. 2014. Breaks, VA.

Figure 2: Turner, T. Photos of Books on 6th Floor of UVa-Wise Library. 2019. Wise, VA.

Figure 3: Turner, T. CCHS Sign. 2019. Hillsville, VA.

Figure 4: Turner, T. Laptop and Other Technology. 2019. Hillsville, VA.