Banned in the U.S.A

Banned in the U.S.A

A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries

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Since the first edition was published to acclaim and awards in 1994, librarians have relied on the work of noted intellectual freedom authority Herbert N. Foerstel. This expanded edition presents a thorough analysis of the current state of book banning in schools and public libraries, offering ready reference material on major incidents, legal cases, and annotated entries on the most frequently challenged books.

Greenwood Pub Group
The most respected reference work on book censorship in schools and public libraries has been completely revised, updated, and expanded.

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Having migrated from academic (U of Maryland-College Park) to government (National Security Archives), librarian Foerstel revises and expands his 1994 survey of censorship in US schools and libraries. He reviews the field generally, looks at laws and court decisions, and focuses on particular authors. In the section of the 50 most banned books from 1996 through 2000, newcomer Harry Potter joins such old favorites as Huckleberry Finn , Catcher in the Rye , and Of Mice and Men . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Looks at censorship in American schools and libraries, and includes a section of the fifty most banned books from 1996 through 2000, including newcomer Harry Potter.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
Edition: Rev. and expanded ed
ISBN: 9780313006708
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxvii, 296 pages)


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