Harry Potter and the Cedarville censors : inside the precedent-setting defeat of an Arkansas book ban / Brian Meadors.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "In 2002, the Cedarville School Board in Crawford County, Arkansas, removed Harry Potter books from library shelves. These were unanimously approved by a committee. Dakota Counts and her father Bill Counts sued the school district in Federal court. This book details the origins of the ban and the civil procedures and legal arguments that restored the First Amendment"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      An inspirational Wednesday -- A brief history of Harry Potter -- Legal backstory : Gobitis & Garnette (students have constitutional rights) -- Estella fights back -- Legal backstory : Tinker (students have a right to non-disruptive speech) -- School boards -- Legal backstory : Pico (students' free speech rights apply to school libraries) -- Like magic, a client appears -- Intolerant of tolerance -- Adversaries and allies -- Legal backstory: Sund (hiding a library book is the same as censoring it) -- Building the case -- "There are schools of magic" -- Dakota Counts -- The expert -- Legal backstory : Bystrom (8th Circuit adopts the Pico plurality) -- Summary judgment -- Carrot and stick -- The fruit of the litigation tree -- Appendix : Judge Hendren's opinion (Counts v. Cedarville School District, 295 F.Supp.2d 996 [2003]).
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • ISBN:
      9781476674971
      1476674973
    • Accession Number:
      2019000152
    • Accession Number:
      on1057305142
      1057305142
    • Accession Number:
      fay.652703
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MEADORS, B. Harry Potter and the Cedarville censors : inside the precedent-setting defeat of an Arkansas book ban. [s.l.] : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 16 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Meadors B. Harry Potter and the Cedarville Censors : Inside the Precedent-Setting Defeat of an Arkansas Book Ban. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652703. Accessed November 16, 2019.
    • APA:
      Meadors, B. (2019). Harry Potter and the Cedarville censors : inside the precedent-setting defeat of an Arkansas book ban. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652703
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Meadors, Brian. 2019. Harry Potter and the Cedarville Censors : Inside the Precedent-Setting Defeat of an Arkansas Book Ban. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652703.
    • Harvard:
      Meadors, B. (2019) Harry Potter and the Cedarville censors : inside the precedent-setting defeat of an Arkansas book ban. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652703 (Accessed: 16 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Meadors, B 2019, Harry Potter and the Cedarville censors : inside the precedent-setting defeat of an Arkansas book ban, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, viewed 16 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Meadors, Brian. Harry Potter and the Cedarville Censors : Inside the Precedent-Setting Defeat of an Arkansas Book Ban. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652703.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Meadors, Brian. Harry Potter and the Cedarville Censors : Inside the Precedent-Setting Defeat of an Arkansas Book Ban. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652703.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Meadors B. Harry Potter and the Cedarville censors : inside the precedent-setting defeat of an Arkansas book ban [Internet]. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers; 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 16]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.652703

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2

Despite the spoiler in the subtitle, this is an engaging read that documents the twists and turns of an ultimately unsuccessful book challenge to the first two Harry Potter books. Alternating chapters relate the unfolding action interspersed with accessible summaries of court opinions from the the past several decades that have addressed student rights, school-board powers, local control of reading choices, intellectual freedom, and censorship. Meadors, the prosecuting attorney who won the Harry Potter case, does a satisfying job of setting the scene: a small, rural school district in northwest Arkansas; a devout single mother truly concerned about the welfare of students; a school board comprised of well-meaning locals, and a determined fourth-grader and her father. A stalwart school librarian and the American Library Association also have starring roles. Meadors provides surprisingly sympathetic portrayals of the primary players, only occasionally descending into self-aware snarkiness. He's particularly effective at explaining court procedures, taking the time to ensure that readers can fully enjoy the happy, precedent-setting ending. The title will draw in book lovers, and the narrative will keep them reading through to the gratifying conclusion. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.