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For Immediate Release

July 15, 2008

ALA blog focuses on intellectual freedom

CHICAGO - The latest edition of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Information Office blog, Visibility @ your library,
(, features an interview with Deborah Caldwell-Stone, the deputy director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Among the issues discussed in the first of a two-part interview are the annual list of the top 10 banned books.

Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell’s "And Tango Makes Three," a children’s book about two male penguins caring for an orphaned egg, topped the 2007 list of ALA's 10 Most Challenged Books.

That list also included “Olive’s Ocean,” by Kevin Henkes, “The Golden Compass” by Philip Pullman and “TTYL,” by Lauren Myracle.

Visibility @ your library provides librarians and library supporters with news and information about important communications issues from ALA's Public Information Office (PIO) and the Campaign for America's Libraries. In addition, you can access the latest edition of ALA News on the PIO blog.