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READ DOWNLOAD ò Books Under Fire: A Hit List of Banned and Challenged Children's Books õ Many things have changed since ALA s Office for Intellectual Freedom OIF was founded in , 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 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 Reading for recommendations of books that areinteresting, 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 fewA 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 areinteresting, 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 fewA 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 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 Excellent reference for discussing issues surrounding censorship in children s literature.