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Hit list for young adults 2 : frequently challenged books
Lesesne, Teri S.
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Chicago : American Library Association, [2002]

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xii, 62 pages ; 26 cm
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Continues: Hit list : frequently challenged books for young adults / prepared by the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association.
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Hit list.
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Z1019 .L48 2002 BK.2 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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

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School Library Journal Review

In the past 10 years, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom has had reports of more than 6700 attempts to ban or restrict access to library and curricular materials throughout the nation. Judy Blume's Blubber, Brock Cole's The Goats, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's "Alice" series, Lois Lowry's The Giver, and J. K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books are among the 24 books featured in the first book. Among the 20 books featured in the second title are Marion Dane Bauer's Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence, Nancy Garden's Annie on My Mind, Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War, and Paul Zindel's The Pigman. Each entry includes a lengthy annotation; a discussion of some of the challenges to the title; relevant articles, awards and prizes; references to biographical information about the author; and sources recommending the novel. These slim books provide the necessary information to help teachers and librarians deal with censorship cases. The authors also make the point that the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom is available to assist with challenges to materials, and the specific services they offer is discussed in the appendixes.-Pat Scales, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Chris CrutcherMarion Dane BauerNancy GardenChris CrutcherFrancesca Lia BlockJ. D. SalingerRobert CormierRobert Newton PeckBette GreeneWalter Dean MyersJudy BlumeJanet Bode and Stan MackMaya AngelouLois DuncanS. E. HintonStephen ChboskyPaul ZindelGarth NixLaurie Halse AndersonCaroline Cooney
Forewordp. v
Introductionp. ix
Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silencep. 1
Annie on My Mindp. 3
Athletic Shorts: Six Short Storiesp. 6
Baby Be-Bopp. 9
The Catcher in the Ryep. 11
The Chocolate Warp. 15
A Day No Pigs Would Diep. 19
The Drowning of Stephan Jonesp. 22
Fallen Angelsp. 24
Foreverp. 26
Go Ask Alicep. 29
Heartbreak and Roses: Real Life Stories of Troubled Lovep. 32
I Know Why the Caged Bird Singsp. 34
Killing Mr. Griffinp. 37
The Outsidersp. 39
The Perks of Being a Wallflowerp. 41
The Pigmanp. 43
Shade's Childrenp. 45
Speakp. 47
The Terroristp. 49
A. Reference Works about Authorsp. 51
B. Resources Recommending Challenged Booksp. 52
C. Selected Recent Books on Intellectual Freedomp. 54
D. Internet Sites of Intellectual Freedom Advocatesp. 55
E. Internet Guides to Intellectual Freedomp. 56
F. Tips for Dealing with Censorship and Selectionp. 57
G. How to Write a Book Rationalep. 58
H. Library Bill of Rightsp. 60
I. The Freedom to Readp. 61