Author: Margaret Bald
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, Revised Edition profiles the censorship of many such essential works of literature. The entries new to this edition include extensive coverage of the Harry Potter series, which has been frequently banned in the United States on the grounds that it promotes witchcraft, as well as entries on two popular textbook series, The Witches by Roald Dahl, Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran, and more. Also included are updates to such entries as The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie and On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.
Take advantage of the appeal and power of Caldecott award literature to enhance elementary level learning. In these three volumes the author demonstrates how to use award-winning books as springboards to grasping science, social studies, and language arts concepts-and to expand student awareness and appreciation of illustration techniques. For each Caldecott title there is background information on the illustrations, curriculum connections, lesson plans, and support materials for teaching. The books include an array of individual and collaborative projects, many of which foster collaborations between library media specialists and classroom teachers.
Author: American Library Association. Office for Intellectual Freedom
Publisher: American Library Association
Release Date: 2006
Libraries, havens for the free exchange of ideas and information, face wide-ranging challenges relating to privacy and censorship from government, special interest groups, and others. With the updated seventh edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual, librarians have practical support at hand to address these troubling problems. This bible for intellectual freedom includes the most up-to-date intellectual freedom guidelines, policies, and interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights, along with the ALA Code of Ethics and Freedom to Read Statement. Eight newly Amended policies include: Access for Children and Young Adults to Nonprint Materials; Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks; Access to Library Resources and Services Regardless of Sex, Gender Identity, or Sexual Orientation; Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program; Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards; Free Access to Libraries for Minors; Labels and Rating Systems; and Restricted Access to Library Materials. Intimidation; The Freedom to Read Statement; and the Policy Concerning Confidentiality of Information about Library Users. New articles from leading experts address timely issues. Now, like never before, libraries must stand strong as beacons of intellectual freedom for all. ALA's Intellectual Freedom Manual provides the answers they need.
Author: Marian Bartch
Publisher: Good Year Books
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Discover the math lessons students can learn from activities based on 56 carefully selected childrens books. Each book offers 28 fully described activity units supported by three or four reproducible handouts; units specify correlations to standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. In activities based on reading Jumanji, for example, students distinguish between probable and improbable events, do mapping on a coordinate grid, and write about what would happen if their own favorite game suddenly became real. Grades K-6. Answer keys. Illustrated. Good Year Books.
Author: Gail D. Nordstrom
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2014-08-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books is a practical and easy-to-use reference handbook explaining what makes the art in Caldecott Medal and Honor books distinguished. It is a useful manual for librarians, teachers, and others who want to better understand picture book illustration.
Presents a guide to children's literature and activities revolving around such themes as farm animals, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and poetry, along with teaching strategies that encourage children to read.
Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release Date: 2002-07-05
Genre: Social Science
This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy tales, a metamorphosis that often diminished the ideology of the original narrative. Zipes also looks at how folk tales influence our popular beliefs and the ways they have been exploited by a corporate media network intent on regulating the mystical elements of the stories. He examines a range of authors, including the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, Ernst Bloch, Tolkien, Bettelheim, and J.K. Rowling to demonstrate the continuing symbiotic relationship between folklore and literature.