VOYA’s Guide to Intellectual Freedom for Teens

VOYA’s Guide to Intellectual Freedom for Teens

IF for Teens coverby Margaret Auguste

160 p. 8.5 x 11 Trade paperback. 978-1617510076

VOYA subscribers $32 all others $40. June 2012

VOYA’s Guide to Intellectual Freedom for Teens by Margaret Auguste is one of the best and insightful books on the topic ever produced, not only because of her experience as a practitioner on the front lines, but also because of her background as a family therapist. The topical divisions of the book are just brilliant! This is a book for all of those like me, who still get infuriated by librarians who say, when exasperated by teens, “I didn’t become a librarian to be a social worker!” Auguste shows us just how valuable insights from another field can be to our own. I love this book.Mary K. Chelton

VOYA’s Guide to Intellectual Freedom for Teens offers school and public librarians a solution to the challenge of book challenges. Here is a thorough explanation of the reasons young adult books are challenged; a look at censorship from the point of view of the author, the teacher, the parent, the teen, and the librarian; an examination of the tools in place to protect the intellectual freedom of teens, and an overview of several of the librarians who fought for intellectual freedom. Along with this extensive information are activities, programs, collection development resources, and more ways for librarians to take a proactive approach to educating the community to prevent challenges from occurring.