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From the Publisher"Part 1 concentrates on the theoretical and practical aspects of sexuality materials in the library (e.g., selection, access, and censorship). Part 2 has 48 topical sections (e.g., Life Cycle Issues, Sexual Problems, Sex and Society). Each topical section has a well-written introductory narrative and annotated bibliography. Part 2 is the more impressive, showing devotion to detail and including representative viewpoints. . . . Highly recommended for school libraries and general readers."
"Still mindful of educating librarians on the need for sexuality collections, [Cornog and Perper] begin their book by discussing the role of the library in supporting community sex education programs. The authors also furnish practical information on organizing and accessing the diverse materials available in various subject areas and genres. They address censorship issues, giving advice on how to deal with complaints and challenges. . . . [T]his guide to sexuality materials is an indispensable resource for building collections in this complex and sensitive subject area."
"Reading the book constitutes a thorough course in materials published about sex and the philosophy behind their selection. A chapter called 'Lfe Cycle Issues' is helpful in evaluating the elements of sexuality in materials for youth. . . . [I]t is an excellent choice for a district or regional library. . . . This accessibly written book provides an enriched background. Recommended."
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"Let me start by saying that every librarian—school, public, academic, regardless of age-groups served—should read and use this important and unique contribution to the professional literature. Those who use the book solely for the annotated resource lists in the second part will miss the point and value of this work, which lie in the chapters exploring the history of libraries in sex education, selection and evaluation of materials, access, censorship, building a balanced collection, and, most important, exploring the reasons it is incumbent upon librarians, wherever they work and whatever their personal viewpoint, to purchase a wide range of materials for their patrons. . . . The treatment is comprehensive and evenhanded, and the straightforward, non-academic writing style, which is laced with humor, is a breath of fresh air."
"[I]t does offer the most intelligent, rational, and straightforward analysis and discussion of some critical issues that is available. . . . [A]n excellent source of information about the best available sexuality materials."
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