Censorship (Examining Issues Through Political Cartoons Series)

Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-A collection of articles and book excerpts on various aspects of this important issue. The four chapters address freedom of speech in our democracy; censorship issues in schools; whether or not pornography should be censored; and what role, if any, the government should take in regulating art and pop culture. Each one opens with an introductory overview of the topic. The author's credentials allow readers to see from what perspective the ensuing piece was written. Contributors vary from a state Supreme Court justice to a member of the board of the National Communist Party, from professors to lawyers, newspaper editors, ACLU representatives, and myriad other "experts." Gray text boxes highlight and synthesize important points. The book has a lengthy bibliography, and the index has been prepared with researchers in mind. However, Nancy Day's Censorship or Freedom of Expression? (Lerner, 2000) is on a lower reading level and will have more appeal because of its larger print, photographs, and more user-friendly appearance. The two books have similar chapter names, some of the same organizations to contact, and include many of the same titles in their bibliographies. Day's book will meet the needs for short reports, but for an in-depth analysis of the subject, Egendorf's book is the one of choice.-Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)