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ALA's Jamie LaRue talks Banned Books on CBS This Morning

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 15:52 -- Kristin Pekoll

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/books-under-attack/ In May, CBS This Morning invited American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom Director, Jamie LaRue, to their New York studies for an interview on Banned Books. "I think it's the outsider," Larue said. "It's whatever part of our society that mainstream Americans still feel some discomfort with.""It's clear that if you look back over the past year or so, we've had a surge of 'religious liberty' bills, [issues of where] transgender people use a public restroom, or an attempt to, say, adopt the Bible as the state book of Tennessee. So often, [with] actions like this, when any one group steps forward and says, 'It needs to be like this,' then there's a pushback."