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Welcome to NCTE’s Book Rationale Database. This benefit is made possible by decades of work by the Standing Committee Against Censorship (SCAC) and other NCTE members.
Because NCTE has a long history of creating and soliciting rationales, rationales may vary in format and may include titles and standards that are not in current use. All users are encouraged to examine the content carefully upon downloading to ensure that it meets the user’s specific needs.
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