ERIC Number: EJ826935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 4
What's in a Word?
Knowledge Quest, v36 n2 p22-25 Nov-Dec 2007
In this article, the author shares how she encountered unique challenges when parents complained about some books in the school library. Typically, parents' complaints focus on objectionable language, references to witchcraft, and mention of alcoholic beverages. To protect students' right to read a variety of books, the author contends that librarians should be prepared to respond effectively to complaints. Here, she shares the strategies she found particularly effective when dealing with parents' questioning of books.
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Media Specialists, Parents, School Libraries, Student Rights, Librarians, Books, Censorship, Intellectual Freedom, Childrens Literature
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site: http://www.ala.org/aasl/kqweb
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Authoring Institution: N/A