Each year, venerated literature, from Huckleberry Finn to Catcher in the Rye, is banned from school libraries around the country by parents and religious groups who find the content of these classics unfit for young minds. English professors Leila Chistanbury of Virginia Commonwealth University and Kara Keeling of Christopher Newport University discuss the prevalence of questionable censorship in Virginia’s schools and what may be gained or lost in the process.
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Also: English professor Ellery Sedgwick discusses Longwood College‘s award-winning Virginia Writing magazine, which annually publishes original literary and art work by outstanding Virginia high school students.
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