Censored Books II

Censored Books II

Critical Viewpoints, 1985-2000

Book - 2002
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Book News
Karolides (English, U. of Wisconsin-River Falls) is the author of 100 Banned Books (Checkmark Books, 1999) and Censored Books (Scarecrow, 1993). As with Censored Books , the aim of this new volume is to "provide rationales for teachers and other citizens in defense of frequently censored/challenged books." In this text, authors, librarians and teachers discuss 65 such books, including works of fiction and non-fiction, for children, adolescents and adults. Each essay discusses why the book should be read; to whom it should be recommended; the essayist's impressions and interpretations of the text, of the concepts, and emotions the reader might experience; and reasons why the book has been challenged. Indexed by book author and title only. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Rowman and Littllefield
Here is a whole new set of rationales to be used in defending challenged books. Beautifully reasoned arguments support the teaching of books that are frequently challenged by would-be censors. Karolides has chosen a wide range of literature, from Faulkner's As I Lay Dying to the contemporary bestselling Harry Potter books. For librarians, teachers, and parents—and anyone concerned with intellectual freedom.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780810841475
Characteristics: xx, 480 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Karolides, Nicholas J.


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