Beverley C. Becker is Associate Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association in Chicago. She received her master's of library science degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign.
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- About the Authors
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, A Wrinkle in Time, Blubber, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark—these are some of the most beloved, and most challenged, books. Leaving controversial titles such as these out of your collection or limiting their access is not the answer to challenges. The best-selling Hit List series gives you the information you need to defend challenged books with an informed response, all the while ensuring free access to young book lovers.
Featuring 24 "hot button" books, Hit List for Children 2 presents a who's who of children's literature writers including Dahl, Allard, Blume, Rowling, Stine, L'Engle, Lowry, and Naylor. With a profile of each book that includes its plot, characters, published reviews, awards and prizes, and author resources, you will be prepared to answer even the toughest attacks. The most recent and compelling challenges are also discussed so that you will be prepared to address specific points. Eleven new books have been added to the second edition including Mommy Laid an Egg, the Alice series, Witches, and Guess What?
For any librarian who feels alone on the front lines of the free access debate, the appendix reassuringly details what ALA stands ready to do to help librarians combat censorship. Authoritative and powerful, Hit List for Children 2 provides the most up-to-date reference to those children's titles often singled out for censorship.
Judith F. Krug
Harry Allard and James Marshall
Mommy Laid an Egg! or, Where Do Babies Come From?
James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
My Brother Sam Is Dead
James and the Giant Peach
Jean Craighead George
Julie of the Wolves
Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley
It's Perfectly Normal
A Wrinkle in Time
Anastasia at Your Service
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The Agony of Alice
Alice in Rapture, Sort Of
All But Alice
Alice in April
Alice the Brave
Alice in Lace
Alice on the Outside
The Grooming of Alice
Heather Has Two Mommies
Bridge to Terabithia
The Great Gilly Hopkins
J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Boy Who Lost His Face
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones
In the Night Kitchen
A Light in the Attic
R. L. Stine
What ALA Can Do to Help
Librarians Combat Censorship
"...clear and concise, offering a very comprehensive list of the resources that could assist a librarian faced with a similar challenge"
"Continue and expand the important information on challenges and justifications for books regularly found on our school library shelves."
—Michigan Reading Journal