Books Under Fire

Books Under Fire

A Hit List of Banned and Challenged Children's Books

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, An imprint of the American Library Association, 2015
ISBN: 9780838911099
Branch Call Number: 363.31 SCALES
Characteristics: xvi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Aug 07, 2018

Concise summaries of the books that have been banned and their reasons for being challenged. It made all the more eager to defend free speech and free expression. Talking to children about troublesome themes in books is so much healthier than hiding these ideas from them!

I'm also going to be adding every one of these books to my reading list!

Jul 18, 2018

"Books Under Fire" subtitled "A hit list of banned and challenged children's books" is written by Pat Scales for the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom. It serves a very useful purpose as not only does it list "challenged" books, it summarizes them and tells us if the books have won any awards. It helps us determine what books we may let our children/grandchildren read.
I was surprised by some of the names that made the list!


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