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The fight against book bans : perspectives from the field  Cover Image Book Book

The fight against book bans : perspectives from the field


"Offers a timely overview of book bans and challenges, their context, and how working librarians have handled them"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781440879760 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1440879761 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: ix, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Libraries Unlimited, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Precarious State of Libraries in the 2020s / Shannon M. Oltmann -- Part I: The Rise in Book Challenges Across the Nation -- It's not just the quantity: Book challenges in 2021 and beyond / Glen J. Benedict -- Preserving equity for young adult readers / Andrea Jamison -- Missouri and Kansas school librarians face unprecedented community concern / Rene Burress, Angie Wiegers, and Amanda Harrison -- Reclaiming the right to learn: Combating new censorship tactics / Jamie Gregory -- Part II: How Challenges and Bans Affect Librarians -- Riding shotgun for intellectual freedom / Terri L. Lesley -- A library without controversy / Kelly Mayfield -- A middle school challenge: Championing Cabot's Princess on the Brink / Julie N. Hornick -- Beyond the paperwork: The hidden impact of a title challenge / Joe Schweiss -- Part III: External Support for Librarians -- Supporting Texas librarians facing materials challenges / Dorcas Hand -- Building a grassroots movement to support intellectual #FReadom / Becky Calzada and Carolyn Foote -- Answering the call: ALA GNCRT responds to surging challenges to comics / Matthew Noe, Amie Wright, and Moni Barrette -- Part IV: How to Face Challenges and Bans -- Responding to challenges: In the moment and beforehand / Kristin Pekoll -- When Policy Doesn't Stop the Ban: Reflections on Moving Forward / Jenna Kammer and Mernie Maestas -- Who do we serve? A youth librarianship perspective / Cindy C. Welch -- Parent education for anti-censorship: A school librarian's guide / Rhona Campbell -- Challenges that provide insight into a librarian's code of ethics and a systemic threat to national democracy / Dee Ann Venuto -- Book banning in the United States? Why, it's perfectly normal! / Kerrie Lattari -- Hindsight is 2021: Help from the book battle frontlines / Martha Hickson -- Saving library books for kids: A year combating censorship / Tonya Ryals.
Subject: Libraries > Censorship > United States.
Challenged books > United States.
Prohibited books > United States.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


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APLS 025.213 FIG 2023 31291002969010 Stacks Available -

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