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Banned book author Crutcher visits Kershaw County
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Author Chris Crutcher, who spoke to a Kershaw County audience Tuesday, said he likes to visit the communities where there has been an attempt to censor his books.
After his book “Angry Management” was removed from, and then returned to, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) libraries, author Chris Crutcher came to the county to speak with local residents and students about book banning and censorship. During an appearance Tuesday hosted by the Kershaw County Library, Crutcher told an audience at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) that his experience working at a male alternative school and as a child abuse and neglect therapist heavily influences his books. His first experience with censorship, he said during a telephone interview Wednesday morning, began when his own high school censored him in the early 1980s.