Fight against book bans in the US – level 3

17-04-2024 07:00

The Brooklyn Public Library launched an initiative called Books Unbanned to tackle book censorship issues in certain areas of the country.

This initiative allows young people under the age of 18 across the country to access the library’s entire collection digitally.

Since its introduction, four other libraries, including the Seattle Public Library, have adopted similar programs. Brooklyn and Seattle’s public libraries discovered that some students signed up for library cards because they lacked access to nearby libraries. Others joined because certain book titles they were interested in were censored in their area.

In a survey, the libraries received thousands of responses that offered insight into the impact of censorship and limited library access on young Americans.

Difficult words: entire (the whole), adopt (to take up or follow), lack (to be without).

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What were some of the insights and findings revealed through the survey responses received by the Brooklyn and Seattle Public Libraries regarding book censorship and limited library access for young Americans?


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