Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-246) and indexes.
Dimensions of critical reading: focus on censorship elements / John S. Simmons -- Critical literacy versus censorship across the curriculum / James Anthony Whitson -- Tactics used to remove books and courses from schools / Edward B. Jenkinson -- Censorship and the "New Age" / Robert J. Marzano -- Censorship in schools: three case studies / Marc Ravel Rosenblum -- Political correctness--the other side of the coin / John S. Simmons -- A book is not a house: the human side of censorship / Robert Cormier -- Censors and the new proposals for literacy / Robert E. Shafer -- The Impressions series: courtroom threats to schools / Ruth A. McClain -- The elementary school censorship within and without / C. Jane Hydrick -- Children's supernatural stories: popular but persecuted / Carl M. Tomlinson, Michael O. Tunnell -- Censorship of young adult literature / Donald R. Gallo -- Social studies and critical thinking skills versus censorship / Jack L. Nelson -- History textbooks, critical reading, and censorship / Rodney F. Allen -- Teaching evolution: past and present / Lawrence C. Scharmann -- Negotiating the narrow path: responding to censorship in the 1990's / Rebecca Bowers Sipe -- Advice for school administrators / Hugh Agee -- Preparing the new English teacher to deal with censorship, or will I have to face it alone? / Robert C. Small, Jr. -- A plan of action for secondary English teachers / Malcolm E. Stern -- Tips for school library media specialists / Anne Levinson Penway -- A view from an elected school board member / Linda S. Grantham -- Ten steps toward the freedom to read / Ken Donelson.
Who are the censors? What do they want? What tactics do they use? What can be done to counter them? Throughout this powerful and comprehensive text, authors offer thought-provoking perspectives on the methods used by protestors to remove books and materials from classrooms and libraries.