Banned in the U.S.A . A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries Authored By: Herbert N. Foerstel A PowerPoint Presentation by Faylene Keep. Call Number & Bibliographic Citation. Z658.U5.F64 2002eb
A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries
Authored By: Herbert N. Foerstel
A PowerPoint Presentation by Faylene Keep
Foerstel, Herbert N. Banned in the U.S.A. : A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries. Rev. exp. 2nd ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. 2002. April 5, 2009.
The List of articles, names, cases, laws, various associations, and enactments. Also includes bibliography with a list of books of similar subjects on book banning and censorship.
Issues of banned books have been escalating since Guttenberg invented the printing press. Censorship by religious and political groups, as well as individuals or even the media is an intolerable situation in our public schools and libraries. This reference book leads the reader with true accounts of censorship and book banning, which librarians, educators, and First Amendment advocates refer to as an important source for this particular subject. This is an updated version of 1994, and has included updates from the years 1996 – 2000 recently banned books including the Harry Potter series.
The first edition was published in 1994, this new revised expanded edition 2002 second edition has two new accounts in chapter one. Recent cases have been added in chapter two. Chapter three has been augmented with new interviews with two of the censored authors, and chapter four has been re-written to reflect fifty of the most banned books; from 1996 – 2000. With new titles that were not in the previous edition.
Banned in the U.S.A. : A Reference Guide to Book Banning and Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries purpose is to educate readers on censorship and banned books, so there will be a reference book where one can find data on this specific subject. The author’s attention is to inform and educate the public on censorship and book banning in the United States.
For books to educate and to inform the public on banned books, this book was written to continue the work of the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF). To monitor censorship and to organize social and political action against book banning practices. The OIF is an organization that leads the way for librarians, educators, and First Amendment advocates.
Book format: xxvvii, 295p., 25cm
Ebaray (Electronic Format Book Form) accessed at Highline Community College Library
Censorship in America
Appendix A – Statics on challenges reported and recorded by the Office of Intellectual Freedom
Selected bibliography of other books on the subject of banned and censored books…
Herbert N. Foerstel is the former Head of Branch Libraries at the University of Maryland, College Park. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Security Archives. He is a noted authority on intellectual freedom and has published seven previous books on the topic for Greenwood Publishing, including Banned in the Media (1998) and From Watergate to Monicagate: Ten Controversies in Modern Journalism and Media (2001). Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.
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This is a book I can heartily recommend to patrons and the like, if they are looking for reference books on censorships and book banning in America, and the timeline being 1994 – 2000. I know several libraries carry this book as well as Highline Community College Library. If you are incensed with the Patriot Act as I have been, this author definitely gives you the information you would be interested in. I also believe this is an excellent book for any library collection. Whether you agree with how the book presents itself or not, it should concern any free society this practice of censorship is still happening in this day and age.
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