Knox pens chapter on censorship in children’s literature

Emily Knox
Emily Knox, Associate Professor

A new guide to children's literature includes a chapter on censorship by Emily Knox, associate professor and director of graduate programs. A Companion to Children's Literature, co-edited by Deborah Stevenson, former director of the iSchool's Center for Children's Books and former editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, was recently published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

In the chapter, "Censorship and Children's Literature," Knox examines who censors children's literature and why as well as conceptualizations of the term "innocence" that are employed in the discourse of censorship. She discusses the future of censorship of children's literature and how to protect children's access to works that are intended for them.

Knox's books include Book Banning in 21st Century America; Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan on a Shoestring; Trigger Warnings: History, Theory, Context; and Foundations of Information Ethics, which she co-edited with John T. F. Burgess. Her upcoming book, Foundations of Intellectual Freedom, will be released by ALA Neal-Schuman in December 2022. Knox received her PhD from the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University and her MS from the iSchool at Illinois.

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