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Banned Books and Teen Ethics

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Young adult novels by Robert Cormier have been consistently placed on the ALA's list of banned books with censors citing issues of sexuality, language, and violence. Cormier's books, however, provide a point for ethical conversation among teens, parents, teachers, and librarians. This seminar examines the philosophical ethics of Cormier's writing and offers strategies for facilitating ethics-based discussions with student groups. Jeffrey Aubuchon, Professor at Fitchburg State College and St. Anselm College presents.

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