ERIC Number: EJ757440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Harry Potter and the Public School Library
DeMitchell, Todd A.; Carney, John J.
Phi Delta Kappan, v87 n2 p159-165 Oct 2005
For multitudes of children Harry Potter is a hero. He fights evil and stands up for his friends. However, not all adults agree. Instead, he is perceived as a threat by many. This article discusses how some adults on a school board reacted to this perceived threat. The majority of a school board voted to restrict access to Harry Potter books in the public school library. The resulting legal battle over the board's actions helps to define not just Harry Potter's place in the public school library but the rights of students.
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Public Schools, School Libraries, Fantasy, Childrens Literature, Student Rights, Intellectual Freedom, Censorship
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