ERIC Number: ED437666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Rationales for Challenged Books. [CD-ROM].
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
This CD-ROM presents a collection of over 200 rationales for over 170 works (mainly novels but a few films) for use by teachers combating censorship. Some rationales on the disc are from published sources; others are student papers. Although the materials in the collection range from kindergarten through grade 12, the emphasis is on the middle school and senior high levels. While the rationales are not all alike in content or format, they frequently include information about the intended audience for a work; a brief plot summary; potential objections to the work and advice on how to address such objections; and lists of reviews of the work and awards, if any, it has received. Rationales cover titles such as "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,""Black Boy,""The Catcher in the Rye,""The Giver,""Heather Has Two Mommies,""Lord of the Flies,""Of Mice and Men,""The Scarlet Letter," and "The Year Without Michael." (RS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Censorship, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Films, Optical Disks, Reading Material Selection
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Note: Prepared in partnership with the International Reading Association. Version 1.0.