Subtly Censoring Content

“Let us consider two authors (Edgar Rice Burroughs and L. Frank Baum) whose works were burned in our American society during the past seventy years.  Librarians and teachers did the burning very subtly by not buying.  And not buying is as good as burning.  Yet, the authors survived.”  ~Ray Bradbury

All of L. Frank Baum’s works are in the public domain, and may be read online or downloaded from Project Gutenberg,  HERE.

Many of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ works are in the public domain, and those which are may be read online or downloaded from Project Gutenberg,  HERE.

I don’t think teachers and librarians set out to restrict access, but there’s no doubt that fantasy and science fiction are underrepresented in libraries and classrooms.  Fortunately, the internet has made content much more readily available than it used to be.

There are fewer gatekeepers.

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