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This project investigates the hindering effects of book bans as a constraint on the curriculum of real-world problems for America's youth. First, the cause-and-effect relationship of book bans under several rationales of protest, including political, personal, parental, or religious concerns are explored. Next a consideration of limiting the voices of marginalized and minoritized groups as a result of book bans is highlighted. Removing these literary resources and others in schools actively threatens a curriculum that promotes a holistic democratic education that prepares America's youth as informed, functional citizens.
Course Project 202310 EDT 110 H1
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium, School of Education and Health Sciences
Institutional Learning Goals
Scholarship; Diversity; Critical Evaluation of Our Times
"Why You Should Care About Book Bans: Book Bans vs. Democracy" (2023). Stander Symposium Projects. 2924.
Presentation: 3:00-4:15 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom