Assistant Professor Emily Knox has written a chapter in the
newly published book, Libraries and the
Reading Public in Twentieth-Century America, edited by Christine Pawley and
Louise S. Robbins and published by the University of Wisconsin Press.
Using the heated 2009 challenge at the West Bend (Wisconsin)
Community Memorial Library as a case study, Knox analyzes letters and newspaper
accounts to explore the reasons why people choose to challenge library
materials. Challengers at West Bend asked the library to remove a link from
its website of recommended gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender titles for
young adults as well as provided the library with a list of thirty...