is “the suppression of ideas and information that certain persons—individuals, groups or government officials—find objectionable or dangerous.” (American Library Association)
Whenever any person or group attempts to dictate what others may read, hear, or watch, censorship is the goal.
is the attempt to ban a book, movie, or song lyrics, so no one can read, hear, or see it. If the challenge is successful, the material will not be available for people to experience. The material is then censored
– removed from schools, libraries, book stores, radio and television.
Source: American Library Association. Office of Intellectual Freedom. Freedom to Read Statement.
June 30, 2004