Hit List for Children 2: Frequently Challenged Books

Hit List for Children 2: Frequently Challenged Books


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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, A Wrinkle in Time, Blubber, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - these are some of the most beloved, and most challenged, books, Leaving controversial titles such as these out of your collection or limiting their access is not the answer to challenges. The best-selling Hit List series gives you the information you need to defend challenged books with an informed response, all the while ensuring free access to young book lovers. Featuring 24 ""hot button"" books, Hit List for Children 2 presents a who's who of children's literature writers including Dahl, Allard, Blume, Rowling, Stine, L'Engle, Lowry, and Naylor. With a profile of each book that includes its plot, characters, published reviews, awards and prizes, and author resources, you will be prepared to answer even the toughest attacks. The most recent and compelling challenges are also discussed so that you will be prepared to address specific points. Eleven new books have been added to the second edition including Mommy Laid an Egg, the Alice series, Witches, and Guess What? For any librarian who feels alone on the front lines of the free access debate, the appendix reassuringly details what ALA stands ready to do to help librarians combat censorship. Authoritative and powerful, Hit List for Children 2 provides the most up-to-date reference to those children's titles often singled out for censorship.

About Author

Beverley C. Becker is Associate Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom of theAmerican Library Association in Chicago. She received her master's of library science degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign. Susan M. Stan is Assistant Professor at Central Michigan University, where she teaches courses in children's and young adult literature, Stan has a master's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a doctorate degree in literacy education from the University of Minnesota. The Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is charged with implementing the Intellectual freedom policies of the American Library Association through educating librarians and the public about the concept of Intellectual freedom as it is embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the Association's basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials. In order to meet its educational goals, the Office undertakes information, support, and coordination activities.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780838908303
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 80
  • ID: 9780838908303
  • ISBN10: 0838908306

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