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Author Scales, Pat, author.

Title Books under fire : a hit list of banned and challenged children's books / Pat Scales for the Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Publication Info. Chicago : ALA Editions, An imprint of the American Library Association, 2015.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  016.098 Sca44b 2015    ---  On Holdshelf
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Description xvi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The absolutely true diary of a part time Indian / by Sherman Alexie -- The fighting ground / by Avi -- Uncle Bobby's wedding / by Sarah S. Brannen -- Blubber / by Judy Blume -- My mom's having a baby / by Dori Hillestad Butler and illustrated by Carol Thompson -- Mommy laid an egg! or, Where do babies come from / by Babette Cole -- My brother Sam is dead / by James Lincoln and Christopher Collier -- The hunger games / by Suzanne Collins -- The Watsons go to Birmingham 1963 / by Christopher Paul Curtis -- Julie of the wolves / by Jean Craighead George -- Summer of my German soldier / by Bette Greene -- Dead man in Indian Creek / by Mary Downing Hahn -- It's perfectly normal : a book about changing bodies, growing up, sex, and sexual health / by Robie H. Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley -- Diary of a wimpy kid series / by Jeff Kinney -- Anastasia Krupnik series / by Lois Lowry -- The giver / by Lois Lowry -- Shiloh / by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor -- The Alice series / by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor -- Junie B. Jones series / by Barbara Park -- The family book / by Todd Parr -- Bridge to Terabithia / by Katherine Paterson -- The higher power of lucky / by Susan Patron -- Harris and me : a summer remembered / by Gary Paulsen -- Mexican white boy / by Matt de la Peņa -- Captain Underpants series / by Dav Pilkey -- In our mother's house / by Patricia Polacco -- And Tango makes three / by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell and illustrated by Henry Cole -- Harry Potter series / by J. K. Rowling -- Scary stories series / by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Brett Helquist -- How to get suspended and influence people / by Adam Selzer -- Bone series / by Jeff Smith -- Roll of thunder, hear my cry / by Mildred D. Taylor -- The dirty cowboy / by Amy Timberlake and illustrated by Adam Rex -- Stuck in neutral / by Terry Trueman -- Appendix 1. Resources for teaching young readers about the First Amendment -- Appendix 2. Bibliography professional resources -- Appendix 3. Ranking of children's books in top 100 most challenged books list -- Appendix 4. Children's classics and why they have been challenged -- Appendix 5. Caldecott Medal books and honor books : why they have been challenged -- Appendix 6. John Newbery Medal and honor books : why they have been challenged.
Summary Challenges or questions regarding the content in children's books are very common, but rarely do they result in book banning. No public or school library is immune to those who want to deny children's access to certain books and materials. Scales has compiled a tool to help librarians, teachers, and young readers become aware of the social issues that are most often at the center of the majority of book challenges for children.
Subject Challenged books -- United States -- Bibliography.
Prohibited books -- United States -- Bibliography.
Children's literature -- Censorship -- United States.
School libraries -- Censorship -- United States.
Children -- Books and reading -- United States.
Challenged books. (OCoLC)fst00851884
Children -- Books and reading. (OCoLC)fst00854849
Children's literature -- Censorship. (OCoLC)fst00855812
Prohibited books. (OCoLC)fst01078755
School libraries -- Censorship. (OCoLC)fst01107520
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Bibliography. (OCoLC)fst01423717
ISBN 9780838911099 (paper)
0838911099 (paper)

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