[Library Media] Mandatory (should be) reading for all librarians!
chrish at sedck12.org
Tue Sep 19 08:47:59 MDT 2017
Wow, just listened to the audio sample and bought the "treebook" and the
On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Cindy Mitchell <
cindy.mitchell at jordandistrict.org> wrote:
> And principals and school board members:
> Ban This Book by Alan Gratz. Starscape, 2017.
> I just finished this and haven't written up an official review, but I dub
> this mandatory for at least all elementary and middle schools. A great
> look at what can happen in a school library and district when one person
> decides that if they don't like a book it should be banned and the school
> board ignores the Reconsideration policy and goes straight to removing.
> While everything happens in a manner that shows Gratz talked to a lot of
> librarians before writing, he writes with a tone and flair that makes this
> very accessible to upper elementary and middle school students.
> If you want something similar for high school, I would suggest The
> Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher.
> Cindy Mitchell
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