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                                                 AND ISSUES

             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
            comprehensive analysis of their impact and significance. It also serves as a    April 2023 ,  165pp ,  6 1/8x9 1/4
                                                                           Paperback: 978-1-4408-7976-0
            guide to responding to challenges.                              $55.00 ,  £41.00 ,  €48,00
            Chapter authors provide first-hand accounts of facing book challenges and   eBook: 978-1-4408-7977-7
            describe how they have prepared for challenges, overcome opposition to
            certain books, and shown the value of specific library materials. Library   SAMPLE T OPICS
            science faculty with a range of specialties provide relevant background   •   Book Bans  •  Public Libraries
            information to bolster these on-the-ground views. Together, the chapters both   •  Book Challenges  •  School Libraries
            articulate the importance of intellectual freedom and demonstrate how to   •  Censorship  •  Young Adult Patrons
            convey that significance to others in the community with passion and wisdom.   •  Intellectual
            This volume provides a timely and thorough overview of the complex issues   Freedom
            surrounding the ongoing spate of book challenges faced by public and
            school libraries.
              FEATURES                                                       SHANNON M. OLTMANN  is associate professor
            •  Reinforces the significance of intellectual freedom to public and  in the School of Information Science at the
              school libraries                                             University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY.
            •  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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