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Many things have changed since ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) was founded in 1967, but not everything: the most beloved and popular children's books are still among the most frequent targets of censorship and outright bans. Limiting access to controversial titles such as Captain Underpants, The Dirty Cowboy, Blubber, or Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark or lea Many things have changed since ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) was founded in 1967, but not everything: the most beloved and popular children's books are still among the most frequent targets of censorship and outright bans. Limiting access to controversial titles such as Captain Underpants, The Dirty Cowboy, Blubber, or Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark or leaving them out of a library's collection altogether is not the answer to challenges. In this important book, Scales gives librarians the information and guidance they need to defend challenged books with an informed response while ensuring access to young book lovers.


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Many things have changed since ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) was founded in 1967, but not everything: the most beloved and popular children's books are still among the most frequent targets of censorship and outright bans. Limiting access to controversial titles such as Captain Underpants, The Dirty Cowboy, Blubber, or Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark or lea Many things have changed since ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) was founded in 1967, but not everything: the most beloved and popular children's books are still among the most frequent targets of censorship and outright bans. Limiting access to controversial titles such as Captain Underpants, The Dirty Cowboy, Blubber, or Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark or leaving them out of a library's collection altogether is not the answer to challenges. In this important book, Scales gives librarians the information and guidance they need to defend challenged books with an informed response while ensuring access to young book lovers.

30 review for Books Under Fire: A Hit List of Banned and Challenged Children's Books

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    Reading for recommendations of books that are more interesting, less bland. I'm now looking forward to reading, w/the Newbery Club, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, as it looks engaging, not just earnest. A 'related title' is also going on my list: The Starplace. And a few more. A terrific resource for beleaguered children's advocates, not just librarians but also teachers, parents, and even children themselves. More fiction titles are listed in the first appendix, stories about censorship. T Reading for recommendations of books that are more interesting, less bland. I'm now looking forward to reading, w/the Newbery Club, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, as it looks engaging, not just earnest. A 'related title' is also going on my list: The Starplace. And a few more. A terrific resource for beleaguered children's advocates, not just librarians but also teachers, parents, and even children themselves. More fiction titles are listed in the first appendix, stories about censorship. Then there are non-fiction titles and other resources. Highly recommended reference & resource.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kris

    I read this in preparation for Banned Books week since I am doing a display all month long of banned and challenged children's books at my library. the usual suspects are here - Harry Potter, Huck Finn, anything that even has a the slight suggestion of a same-sex couple ...(Can you see me rolling my eyes through the computer screen? Blergh. It's 2019.), but there were also some that I hadn't heard of or that I hadn't known had ever been challenged. Peter Rabbit? My Friend Flicka? This is a great I read this in preparation for Banned Books week since I am doing a display all month long of banned and challenged children's books at my library. the usual suspects are here - Harry Potter, Huck Finn, anything that even has a the slight suggestion of a same-sex couple ...(Can you see me rolling my eyes through the computer screen? Blergh. It's 2019.), but there were also some that I hadn't heard of or that I hadn't known had ever been challenged. Peter Rabbit? My Friend Flicka? This is a great resource.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    Excellent reference for discussing issues surrounding censorship in children's literature.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    Informative. Interesting. Valuable. Detailed.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mala Ashok

    "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!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Brandon Rector

    Dr. Seuss's "Green Eggs & Ham" once challenged for "homosexual seduction"? Friends, you're reading that book wrong. Dr. Seuss's "Green Eggs & Ham" once challenged for "homosexual seduction"? Friends, you're reading that book wrong.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Dani

    Structured for easy reference, while still immensely readable. I've just added a lot of YA novels to my to-read list.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Amy Reesor

    Scales, P. R. (2015). Books under fire: a hit list of banned and challenged children's books. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. Citation by: Amy Reesor Type of Reference: Bibliography Call Number: Ref 016 Sca Content/Scope: The bibliography discusses 34 children books which are frequently challenged. Each annotation includes a summary, reasons for banning, websites for the author and illustrator, other titles banned for similar reasons, thought provoking questions, quotes from reviews, future reading recom Scales, P. R. (2015). Books under fire: a hit list of banned and challenged children's books. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. Citation by: Amy Reesor Type of Reference: Bibliography Call Number: Ref 016 Sca Content/Scope: The bibliography discusses 34 children books which are frequently challenged. Each annotation includes a summary, reasons for banning, websites for the author and illustrator, other titles banned for similar reasons, thought provoking questions, quotes from reviews, future reading recommendations, and awards. There are also resources provided for teaching young students about their right to information and professional bibliographies as well. Accuracy/Authority/Bias: The author is an advocate for protecting intellectual freedoms and has published two other titles: Protecting Intellectual Freedoms and Teaching Banned Books. Arrangement/Presentation: The 208 page bibliography provides a summary, reason for banning, websites for the author and illustrator, other titles banned for similar reasons, thought provoking questions, quotes from reviews, future reading recommendations, and awards for 34 books which are often challenged. There are six appendixes which provide other professional resources about censorship. Relation to Similar Works: Other works are available which address censorship and intellectual freedoms, however this bibliography is praised as being well written and a reference which will aid in preparing a librarian for book challenges and educating students about intellectual freedoms. The author has another book which focuses on lessons and activities for teaching with banned books. Accessibility/Diversity: The bibliography ensures the LMS has the knowledge of challenged books and how to address these challenges when they occur. This reference book will help to ensure all students’ access to information is not blocked by book challenges or censorship of any kind. Cost: $44 Professional Review: Cart, M. (2015). [Review of Books under fire: A hit list of banned and challenged children's books]. Booklist, 111 (15), 50.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    A great resource for teachers and librarians. Lists challenged books, their themes, and some sample questions about how to talk to students about the books. Includes appendices listing banned books that received awards, and a comprehensive index so you can find books by title, author, or theme they were banned for.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Peacegal

    This is a fascinating look at children's literature that has been challenged by those who seek to shield young eyes from material they deem inappropriate. This could be anything from swear words to biological facts to characters who use magic or pass gas. One thing I've noticed, is that social conservatives really hate marriage between animals. They went after UNCLE BOBBY'S WEDDING in the 2000s because it depicted a wedding between two male guinea pigs. In the 1950s, they attacked THE RABBITS' WE This is a fascinating look at children's literature that has been challenged by those who seek to shield young eyes from material they deem inappropriate. This could be anything from swear words to biological facts to characters who use magic or pass gas. One thing I've noticed, is that social conservatives really hate marriage between animals. They went after UNCLE BOBBY'S WEDDING in the 2000s because it depicted a wedding between two male guinea pigs. In the 1950s, they attacked THE RABBITS' WEDDING because a black bunny and a white bunny got married. So if you are a small furry animal and are planning on getting hitched, look out. I was surprised to learn the humane classic SHILOH, about a West Virginia boy who rescues a neglected beagle, was among the books on this banned and challenged list. We learn of a school superintendent who removed the book from grade school reading lists primarily because of "the ethical issue portrayed." This just blew me away. Is the superintendent offended by the idea that dogs shouldn't be abused? Does he not want children to read about a boy helping an animal? Or perhaps he's just upset that the book does discuss the fact that a dog is being mistreated, and he doesn't want children to be aware of such unpleasantness? Exactly what is the issue here?

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sandy

    I have to shake my head about the reasons why these books are on the banned and challenged list. What's more is the fact that one or two people make a fuss and a book is in danger of being banned. There's the known books on the list, Harry Potter series because of witchcraft, The Hunger Games for violence, and one of the most challenged book - And Tango Makes Three in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and second most challenged in 2009. A parent made this comment about And Tango Makes Three, the book "is b I have to shake my head about the reasons why these books are on the banned and challenged list. What's more is the fact that one or two people make a fuss and a book is in danger of being banned. There's the known books on the list, Harry Potter series because of witchcraft, The Hunger Games for violence, and one of the most challenged book - And Tango Makes Three in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and second most challenged in 2009. A parent made this comment about And Tango Makes Three, the book "is based on one of those subjects that is best left to be discovered by students at another time or in another place." Where, like Mars? An elementary school library in Cayce-West Columbia, SC, (I used to work at the CWC public library in Lexington SC), removed from their shelves copies of Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry, for language -"crock of shit" and sexually explicit content. I really need to read this book. I think these books are the best way to talk with kids about sensitive subjects. And, I think, it's fine if a parent wants to restrict their kid from reading certain books but do not think you can restrict what I let my kids read.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sam W

    A great resource for teachers, this book lists and discusses some of the United States most controversial books in children and young adult literature. The discussion includes plot summary, possible questions to ask, why the book was challenged and by whom, awards the work has won, and more.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Christine Turner

    banned or challenged books

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Risinger

    fun to see the titles I've read. suprised by many of the reasons.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Abraham Ray

    great book on how to talk to children about banned books!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

  17. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  18. 5 out of 5

    Karla Winick-Ford

  19. 4 out of 5

    Stacey Taylor

  20. 4 out of 5

    Anne Fabing

  21. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

  22. 4 out of 5

    Brianna the Bibliophile

  23. 4 out of 5

    Emerson and Theodore

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tom

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jo

  26. 4 out of 5

    woody fanon

  27. 4 out of 5

    Aubrey Frandsen

  28. 5 out of 5

    Shadowcthuhlu

  29. 4 out of 5

    Marys Niesink

  30. 5 out of 5

    Izzy

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