Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy

Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy is the official journal of the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), an office of the American Library Association.


Vol 6, No 3 (2021): Fall


Cover Page

Our feature peer-reviewed article focuses on the perspectives of school librarians regarding the book Drama by Raina Telgemeier. This book, written for ages ten and up, features middle schoolers trying to produce a play; some people feel that a brief kiss between two boys makes this book controversial. Indeed, in this issue’s article, most respondents display some hesitancy toward selecting the book for their school.

On the front cover, we see an audience waiting for a dramatic production to begin on stage. This symbolizes both the play that is the center of Drama and the anticipation students might feel about being able to read this book.