Monday, June 01, 2015

New book from Pat R. Scales, UM graduate is out!

Pat R. Scales' new book  Books Under Fire: a Hit List of Banned and Challenged Children's Books, is one of three Top-Selling books published by the America Library Association.
 (American Libraries, June 2015).

Pat is a graduate of the University of Montevallo. Some of her other books include Teaching Banned Books: Twelve Guides for Young Readers and Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your School Library.

Her newest book is receiving excellent reviews.  Michael Cart of Booklist writes

" Books under Fire contains a veritable arsenal of information to employ when the book challenger comes knocking at the library’s door. The heart of the book is a copiously annotated list of 34 often challenged children’s books or series. "  Booklist, March 15, 2105.

Librarians can face challenges and requests to ban reading material in the library. Pat gives advise and clear direction on how to handle threats to freedom of speech and choice. Her new book is an invaluable tool for teachers, librarians and school administrators.

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