Censorship : a study of selected objections addressed to Indiana school systems : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
The cases and discussions presented are limited to the attempts of parents to remove books from libraries or reading lists of Indiana school systems. The study focuses on five cases representative of incidents reported in the United States. Different motives such as racial depictions, religious views, and violence, provided the basis for selection. The reading level associated with the books encompasses the complete range of elementary, junior high, and high school selections. Along with the description of the objectionable material, personal criticisms of the challenges and resolutions are presented. Discussion of a proposal for policies dealing with censorship in school systems will follow the analysis of the selected incidents.