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ERIC Number: ED086962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 205
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Issues in Children's Book Selection. A School Library Journal/Library Journal Anthology.
Gerhardt, Lillian
The 29 articles on aspects of current book selection collected here are from the "School Library Journal." The book includes five major sections: "Perspectives on Selection" includes articles that challenge current book evaluation practices, each article examining an aspect of traditional book selection for children and asking that readers measure the effectiveness of widely accepted practices against contemporary conditions and/or new knowledge; "Intellectual Freedom or Censorship" includes five articles and censorship and library selection; "Images" includes articles which analyze children's books for the biases and prejudices that can subtly affect children's developing reactions on such subjects as race, religion, and males/female roles; "Themes and Genres" offers eight articles which criticize some of the most popular concerns about children's books at this time--forms of writing most popular with children, topics currently favored by children's book publishers and selection questions often raised by librarians serving children; and "Past, Present, and Future" presents three articles which outline three problems in children's book evaluation: international exchange, mass media reviews, and children's book collections as resources for scholars in every discipline. (WR)
R. R. Bowker Co., 1180 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N. Y. 10036 ($9.95 cloth)
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