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Challenged Books Artifact

  1. 1. RECONSIDERATION OF MATERIALS FORM<br />  <br />Proof of censorship: Banned and/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century by Robert P. Doyle; retrieved on 7/8/11 from ALA <br />Type of MaterialFormat: Adult fiction<br />Title of Material: The Grapes of Wrath<br />AuthorProducerPublisher: John Steinbeck, author ; Viking Penguin Books, publisher<br />Publication Date: 1967<br />ISBNISSNLC Humber: ISBN 0-89577-387-2<br />Price: $16.00<br />  <br />Specific courses where this material could be used: <br />Learning Strategy: Present factual information __x_ Present theories ___ Present concepts ___ Change attitudes __x_ Change values _x__ Impart motor skills ___ <br />Appropriate Curriculum Area: Language Arts __x_ Science ___ Social Studies __x_ Music ___ Art ___ <br />Foreign Language ___ Mathematics ___ HealthPhysical Education ___ <br />Grade Range: Kindergarten ___ Primary ___ Intermediate ___ Secondary _x__ Teacher ___ Parent ___ <br />General Interest __x_ <br />Materials can be used by: Individuals __x_ Small Groups __x_ Large Groups _x__ <br />Suggested Purposes: Motivation __x_ Overview ___ In-Depth Study __x_ Introduction ___ Remedial ___ <br />  <br />Evaluative Criteria Outstanding Strong Average Weak Not Applicable <br />Authenticity : Outstanding : JohnSteinbeck’s account of the “Dustbowl” of the 1930s in the Midwest is an accurate description of many families journey from Oklahoma to California.<br />AppropriatenessFormat: Outstanding: The book is considered an American classic<br />Timeliness : Outstanding :The storyline is powerful even today. The hard times represented in the book ring true even today.<br />Interest : Outstanding: This book is still considered a literary classic, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1940.<br />OrganizationPlot : Outstanding: The plot consists of the Joad family falling on hard times in Oklahoma. They are forced to journey to California to seek work, and the struggles they face during their trip is heartwrenching.<br />Technical Aspects : Outstanding: Well written. Considered by many to be in the top ten books in 20th century American literature<br />Special Features : Outstanding: Required reading in many high school curriculums.<br />Physical Charateristics : Outstanding: Available in hardback or paperback.<br />Relevancy to Course Use : Outstanding: Continues to be read and studied in many high school curriculums throughout the country.<br />Cost : Outstanding<br />Overall Rating : Outstanding (Pulitzer Prize Winner in 1940)<br />_______________________________________________________________________________________ <br />  <br />Published Reviews (citationrating): <br />Reviewed and highly rated in Library Journal in 1999 by Nancy Paul.<br />Retrieved on 7/8/11<br />Reviewed and highly rated on in Publishers Weekly on August 13, 2009 by Barbara Vey<br />Retrieved on 7/8/11<br />Additional Comments (awards, socialhistorical significance): <br />Recommend for Retention: Yes __X_ No ___ <br />Priority: Essential _X__ Valuable but not essential ___ Marginal ___ None ___ <br />  <br />Name of EvaluatorPosition: Robert T. Johnson, school librarian<br />SchoolInstitution: Meadowland Charter School<br />Date: 6/19/10<br />

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