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Donelson, Ken – Contemporary Education, 1982
Reasons are discussed for requiring high school English teachers to write rationales justifying the inclusion of all books (controversial or not) assigned and read in the classroom. The reasons include communicating with students and parents, providing evidence of the teachers's concern and knowledge, and preparing for censorship disagreements.…
Descriptors: Censorship, Curriculum Evaluation, Dissent, English Curriculum
Donelson, Ken – Media and Methods, 1980
Lists and annotates 13 books written in the 1970s that the author thinks will continue to be read widely by adolescents through the 1980s. Supplements the list with an extra 13 and with references to many other books. (TJ)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Reading Materials
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Donelson, Ken – English Journal, 1997
Expresses disappointment in the book and publishing community for not giving an award each year to the best young adult book. Presents an annotated list of the author's own favorites for each year from 1964 to 1995. (TB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Awards, English Curriculum, Novels
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Donelson, Ken; Nilsen, Alleen Pace – English Journal, 2000
Presents brief descriptions of the eight books for young adults on the 1999 Honor List annually compiled the authors. Offers descriptions of the eight books. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Books, Literature Appreciation, Reading Material Selection
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Nilsen, Alleen Pace; Donelson, Ken – English Journal, 1992
Presents descriptions of the seven books selected for the 1991 Honor Listing. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials
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Donelson, Ken; Nilsen, Alleen Pace – English Journal, 1993
Presents a list of seven works of young-adult literature that are judged to be the best and most recommendable works published in 1992. Provides bibliographic information and extensive summary and analysis of each book. (HB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, English Instruction, Reading Materials
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Nilsen, Alleen Pace; Donelson, Ken – English Journal, 1990
Reviews 10 young adult books which have been the most popular with critics and list makers for 1989. (MG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Book Reviews, Reading Materials
Donelson, Ken – Phi Delta Kappan, 1987
An English professor answers the most difficult questions from people who would censor school reading materials. The "secular humanism" controversy has provoked such diverse moral and legal meanings that librarians often avoid book selections. Educators can make informed decisions about good literature, even if the reality depicted appears…
Descriptors: Censorship, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Court Litigation, Educational Policy
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Donelson, Ken – Educational Horizons, 1987
The author discusses censorship in the field of adolescent literature. He gives a brief history of censorship and discusses why it is increasing. He suggests how practitioners can counter censorship and how to deal with protesters. (CH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, Moral Issues
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Donelson, Ken – Clearing House, 1985
Presents a selection of quotations from would-be censors. Argues humorously that the quotations were intended to be funny. (FL)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Freedom of Speech, Humor
Donelson, Ken – School Library Journal, 1985
Focusing on issues raised in secondary schools, this report itemizes book protests gleaned from both the American Library Association's "Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom" and the newspapers and compares results with six published censorship surveys. Interpreting the survey, most frequently and least frequently protested books, and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Censorship, Comparative Analysis
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Donelson, Ken; Nilsen, Alleen Pace – English Journal, 1999
Presents the annual "Honor List" of books for young adults for 1997. Offers substantial descriptions of eight books with an unlikely assortment of heroes. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Secondary Education