National Council of Teachers of English Logo

What Johnny Shouldn't Read: Textbook Censorship in America

Non-Member Price: $14.50

NCTE Member Price: $14.50

Editor(s): Joan DelFattore

In this provocative book, DelFattore—a professor of English at the University of Delaware—offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ways in which special interest groups influence the content of textbooks used in public and private schools throughout the country.

Level(s): Secondary, Middle, College

ISBN/ISSN: 0-300-05709-1

Stock No.: 56665

Description

In this provocative book, DelFattore—a professor of English at the University of Delaware—offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ways in which special interest groups influence the content of textbooks used in public and private schools throughout the country. What Johnny Shouldn’t Read focuses on six recent textbook controversies that escalated into federal lawsuits, garnering national headlines and costing school systems hundreds of thousands of dollars. The author’s investigation has profound implications not only for education but also for freedom of thought in the larger society. Teachers, school administrators, and librarians will find this book both useful and revealing.
Yale University Press. 209 pp. 1992. Grades 7–College. ISBN 0-300-05709-1.
No. 56665
 

Document and Site Resources

Share This On:

Page Tools:

Join NCTE Today

Your Shopping Cart

Total Items: 0
Total Cost: $0.00
View My Cart

Search the Online Store

We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover

Copyright

Copyright © 1998-2014 National Council of Teachers of English. All rights reserved in all media.

1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801-1096 Phone: 217-328-3870 or 877-369-6283

Looking for information? Browse our FAQs, tour our sitemap and store sitemap, or contact NCTE

Read our Privacy Policy Statement and Links Policy. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use

Visit us on:
Facebook Twitter Linked In Pinterest Instagram