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Censorship of books, along with a number of media rating systems,  have been used for years by individuals and groups to prevent and control the creation, access, and dissemination of ideas and information. In schools the issue of censorship is potentially  volatile because of the conflicting interests and responsibilities of  various stakeholders, school boards, librarians, teachers, parents, students, and the community at large may suddenly find themselves embroiled in heated disagreements. Statutes related to public education, however, grant to school boards the right  of ultimately making the final decisions about which materials may and may not be used in the classroom and which should be made available to students in the school library.
When materials are banned, appeals can be made, of course, leading to such legal wrangles as Board of Education vs. Pico, in which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the banning of books from school libraries because it limits  student’s rights to explore and to learn, and their enjoyment of reading, too.
 Nevertheless, throughout the country, books are regularly being challenged. Individuals or groups deem material inappropriate for young people. Objectionable material is usually cited as the reason. At first, they may request that the material be removed from library shelves, or they insist that it be excised from school curricula. If their initial efforts fail, they may petition higher authorities or rally additional support from the larger community. As a last resort, they may turn to the legal system for help, filing a lawsuit to enjoin the availability of materials they find offensive. 
In one infamous case, titles in the Harry Potter series were banned from a school library because of allegations that they “promoted witchcraft and defiance of authority.” Data compiled in recent years by the American Library Association keeps track of the reasons behind challenges to books across the United States.
While book challenges are a by-product of life in a free society, banning books, especially in public schools supported by taxpayers, often provokes rigorous objections. Opponents of book banning argue that not everyone on earth is the same,  and you do a disservice to young people when one prevents them from learning about the values and lifestyles of people other than themselves. At the same time,  it’s either naive and foolish to assume that school-age youngsters don’t know very much about the world. After all, the vast majority of adolescents have access to digital media,  the content of which is as provocative than that in most library books. So indeed, young children should be granted the same rights as other citizens, especially because a deprivation of rights could mean diminished chances for them to question and learn.
7. Which choice most effectively establishes the main topic of this paragraph?
8. Which choice most accurately interprets data found on the graph?
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