Defending Frequently Challenged Young Adult Books

Author: Pat R. Scales
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442264330
Format: PDF, ePub
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This authoritative handbook gives you the information you need to defend challenged books with an informed response and ensure free access to young book lovers. With a profile of each book that includes its plot and characters, related materials and published reviews, awards and prizes, and Web and audiovisual resources, you will be prepared to answer even the toughest attacks.

Teaching Culturally Sustaining and Inclusive Young Adult Literature

Author: R. Joseph Rodríguez
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351580450
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this book, Rodríguez uses theories of critical literacy and culturally responsive teaching to argue that our schools, and our culture, need sustaining and inclusive young adult (YA) literature/s to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse readers and all students. This book provides an outline for the study of literature through cultural and literary criticism, via essays that analyze selected YA literature (drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) in four areas: scribal identities and the self-affirmation of adolescents; gender and sexualities; schooling and education of young adult characters; and teachers’ roles and influences in characters’ coming of age. Applying critical literacy theories and a youth studies lens, this book shines a light on the need for culturally sustaining and inclusive pedagogies to read adolescent worlds. Complementing these essays are critical conversations with seven key contemporary YA literature writers, adding biographical perspectives to further expand the critical scholarship and merits of YA literature.

Hit List for Children 2

Author: Beverley C. Becker
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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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 wha

Intellectual Freedom for Teens

Author: Kristin Fletcher-Spear
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838912001
Format: PDF, Docs
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Year after year a majority of the titles on ALA’s Banned Books list, which compiles titles threatened with censorship, are either YA books or adult books that are frequently read by teens. It’s important for YA librarians to understand the types of challenges occurring in libraries around the nation and to be ready to deal with such challenges when they occur. The Young Adult Library Services (YALSA) has tailored this book specifically for these situations, providing much-needed guidance on the highly charged topic of intellectual freedom for teens. Among the issues addressed areHow to prepare yourself and your staff for potential challenges by developing a thoughtful selection policy and response planResources for help when a challenge occursThe art of crafting a defense for a challenged book, and pointers for effectively disseminating your response through the press and social mediaThe latest on intellectual freedom in the digital realm, including an examination of library technologyUsing examples of censorship battles in both school and public libraries to illustrate possible scenarios, this guidebook gives YA librarians the foreknowledge and support to ensure intellectual freedom for teens.

Hit List for Young Adults 2

Author: Teri S. Lesesne
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908358
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Catcher in the Rye, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and the 2000 Printz Honor Book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - 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. While ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom reports more than 6,000 challenges to young adult literature from 1990 through 2000, the best-selling Hit List series gives you the information you need to defend challenged books with an informed response and ensure free access to young book lovers. Featuring 20 hot button books including 11 new titles, Hit List for Young Adults 2 presents a who's who of young adult writers including Salinger, Cormler, Chbosky, and Blume. With a profile of each book that includes its plot and characters, related materials and published reviews, awards and prizes, and Web and audiovisual resources, you will be prepared to answer even the toughest attacks. Recent and compelling challenges are also discussed so that you will be ready to address the most common questions in order to: - Educate your audience with concise descriptions of plot and characte

Books Under Fire

Author: Pat Scales
Publisher: Amer Library Assn
ISBN: 9780838911099
Format: PDF
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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.

Young Adult Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Rosemary Chance
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835438
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Utilizing a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians, students who are new to the study of young adult literature, or librarians who are new to working with young adults • Includes a new section consisting of fascinating answers from 14 authors explaining their motivations and inspirations for writing for young adult readers • Provides expanded coverage on the popular genres of graphic novels and science fiction books

Intellectual Freedom Manual Ninth Edition

Author: Trina Magi
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838912923
Format: PDF
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Since it was established in 1967, ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has championed the rights of library users to seek and receive information on all subjects from all points of view without restriction and without having the subject of one's interest examined or scrutinized by others. The new edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual is more than just an invaluable compendium of guiding principles and policies. It’s also an indispensable resource for day-to-day guidance on maintaining free and equal access to information for all people. Fortifying and emboldening professionals and students from across the library spectrum, this manual includes 34 ALA policy statements and documents, 17 new or updated for this edition, addressing patron behavior, internet use, copyright, exhibits, use of meeting spaces, and other common concernsAt-a-glance lists summarizing key issues such as access, challenges and censorship, access by minors to controversial materials, and advocacyExplanations of legal points in clear, easy-to-understand language, alongside case citationsNumerous checklists to help readers stay organizedA glossary and selected bibliographyThis must-have tool will help librarians ensure that institutions of all kinds remain beacons of intellectual freedom.