Saturday, May 19, 2012
Arizona Public Media on Banned Book Club
In stark contrast with my last post on News Channel 4's sensationalized coverage of the Mexican American Studies Banned Book reading club, Arizona Public Media's story on the club allowed for voices taking part in the book club to be heard without uninformed commentary by those not in attendance.
List here: https://education.azpm.org/p/education-featured/2012/5/18/1541-book-club-discusses-literary-works-no-longer-taught-at-tusd/
From the Arizona Public Media website:
“I wanted a safe place where we could come together to discuss and engage on the banned texts,” Juarez said. “And hopefully in reading them, we can understand the value they have to our youth, and we will understand why some people perceive them as a threat.”