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Hit List for Young Adults 2: Frequently Challenged Books

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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 6,00 ...more
Paperback, 62 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by American Library Association
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Laura
Feb 17, 2009 Laura rated it it was ok
Not as helpful as I'd hoped. More of a "so you bought this book, here's the arguments you will likely get against it."
Synopses of plot seem a waste of time because if you get a challange and haven't/don't read the book? FAIL.
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Jun 07, 2010 The Reading Countess rated it really liked it
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With a great introduction from none other than Chris Crutcher, this quick read is a great tool for teachers in JH or HS facing possible book challenges. A wonderful synopsis of many of today's controversial books for young adults, complete with accompanying articles, reviews, awards and videos would be helpful to us when navigating rocky territory with vocal opponents. The states challenging/banning books are also listed (why is it Texas seems to head each book's list?) Written by none other tha ...more
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