AIDS Book Banned in Tennessee
by Cristina González
A Tennessee school board changed its library policy—it now allows school directors to remove books from library circulation on an emergency basis until reviewed by a committee. The policy change was made after a parent complained about a book containing selections from Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette, which was available in the library of the Cheatham Middle School. At least one board member had First Amendment concerns. As for the AIDS-related book, it has been stashed in a restricted library area. Free speech, anyone?
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