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Graduate Research Papers

Children's literature; School librarians--Iowa; School libraries--Book selection--Iowa;

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Self-Censorship In Iowa Elementary Libraries, Lacey Fliger Jan 2010

Self-Censorship In Iowa Elementary Libraries, Lacey Fliger

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The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether or not Iowa elementary school children had access to fiction and non-fiction titles containing potentially controversial topics. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether Iowa elementary schools with professionally certified school librarians hold a greater number of recommended books from ALA Notable Children's Books list from 2002-2009 in which reviews do not indicate potentially controversial topics as compared with those ALA Notable Children's Books from the same years in which reviews indicate potentially controversial topics. The methodology used for this study was quantitative research. The researcher randomly ...