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                                                        COMING SOON
                                                       The Fight against Book Bans

                                                       Perspectives from the Field

                                                       SHANNON M. OLTMANN, EDITOR

                                                       Offers a timely overview of book bans and
                                                       challenges, their context, and how working
                                                       librarians have handled them.

                                                       Book bans and challenges frequently make the news, but when the reporting
                                                       ends, how do we put them in context? The Fight against Book Bans captures
                                                       the views of dozens of librarians and library science professors regarding
                                                       the recent flood of book challenges across the United States, gathered in a
            June 2023, 240pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4              comprehensive analysis of their impact and significance. It also serves as a
            Paperback: 978-1-4408-7976-0
            $55.00, £41.00, €48,00                     guide to responding to challenges.
            eBook: 978-1-4408-7977-7                   Chapter authors provide first-hand accounts of facing book challenges and
                                                       describe how they have prepared for challenges, overcome opposition to
            SAMPLE T OPICS                             certain books, and shown the value of specific library materials. Library
            •  Book Bans       •  Public Libraries     science faculty with a range of specialties provide relevant background
            •  Book Challenges  •  School Libraries    information to bolster these on-the-ground views. Together, the chapters both
            •  Censorship      •  Young Adult Patrons  articulate the importance of intellectual freedom and demonstrate how to
            •  Intellectual                            convey that significance to others in the community with passion and wisdom.
              Freedom                                  This volume provides a timely and thorough overview of the complex issues
                                                       surrounding the ongoing spate of book challenges faced by public and
                                                       school libraries.
            SHANNON M. OLTMANN  is associate professor
            in the School of Information Science at the   •  Reinforces the significance of intellectual freedom to public and
            University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY.     school libraries
                                                       •  Describes how different librarians have responded to challenges and
                                                         explained the importance of intellectual freedom to their communities
                                                       •  Acts as a step-by-step guide to responding to challenges

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