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From the PublisherSimply put, Banned in The U.S.A is a straightforward and fact-filled resource which should be found on the shelf of every academic and public llibrary in the country.
Provides a survey of major book-banning incidents, legal cases surrounding censorship, interviews with the most censored authors, and an annotated list and discussion of the 50 most frequently challenged books for 1996 through 2000.
This is a book that librarians may want on their personal, as well as library shelves….Banned in the USA offers a cautionary tale. The individuals and groups that challenge these books are not to be laughed at. They are earnest and commited, and are often adept at proceeding 'under formal, bureaucratic cover.' Make no mistake the people who challenge books have an impact. Reading through Foerstel's book makes this obvious. Whether in reference or circulation, Banned in the USA is a book that most librarians should own.
Against the Grain
This indispensable resource belongs in every library's professional collection. "Exceptional".
The Shy Librarian
A valuable reference tool for librarians who are dealing with censorship….Librarians and teachers need this book, but patrons who want to better understand the threats to their First Amendment rights should be led to it as well.
School Library Journal
With a breezy, light style, this reference tool begs to be read from cover-to-cover as well. It is a needed purchase even for those who own the previous edition.
…Foerstel gives an enlightening analysis of censorship in U.S. schools and public libraries….Recommended.
This revised and expanded edition of Foerstel's book, whose first edition drew favorable reviews in 1994, deserves equal attention….Foerstel, a noted authority on intellectual freedom, supplies informative appendixes and an index that make this book a valuable resource for all libraries.