professornana (professornana) wrote,

Banned Books and Audiobooks

I wrote this piece for Random House several years ago:

I am particularly proud that I added this final paragraph since gatekeeping is becoming a more pervasive problem:

"Finally, know that there is a fine and often fuzzy
line between selection and censorship. Failing to add an
audiobook to a collection because it might be offensive
is censorship. However, adding an audiobook because
it meets the needs and preferences of the students
with whom you work is selection. Censorship seeks to
exclude; selection aims to include. Be an advocate of
considered selection. Stand up against censorship in all
its guises."
Tags: audiobooks, censorship
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