Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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dc.title Lord of the Flies
dc.creator Golding, William, 1911-1993
dc.subject Survival- Fiction.; Castaways-Fiction.; Islands- Fiction.; Boys-Fiction.; Interpersonal relations in children- Fiction.; Airplane crash survival- Fiction.; Regression (Psychology)- Fiction. LCSH
dc.description Golding’s classic, startling, and perennially bestselling portrait of human nature remains as provocative today as when it was first published. This beautiful new edition features French flaps and rough fronts, making it a must-have for fans of this seminal work.
William Golding’s compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behavior collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of cricket and homework and adventure stories—and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible.
dc.publisher Penguin Books
dc.contributor William Golding
dc.date 2011-11-01 W3CDTF
dc.type Text DCMIType
dc.format Paperback book; 304 pages; 5.2 x 0.8 x 7.7 in.
dc.identifier ISBN-13: 978-0399537424 ISBN
dc.source http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Flies-Centenary-William-Golding/dp/0399537422/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
dc.language en-US RFC4646
dc.relation Lord of the Flies by William Golding; originally published by Faber and Faber, London: 1954
dc.rights All rights reserved

Lord of the Flies describes the tumultuous tale of a group of preadolescent boys trapped on an island after their plane crashes. Ralph, the main character, is elected leader, but is opposed by Jack and his group of boys. As boys give up their tasks for survival, tribes are formed and tensions are raised, leading to the death of two boys. Not until a British naval officer finds them do the boys realize what they have been doing. Lord of the Flies has been challenged multiple times since 1974 due immoral content, profanity, lurid passages about sex, and defamatory to minorities, God, woman, and the disabled (American Library Association, n.d.).

American Library Association. (n.d.). Banned and/or challenged books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course top 100 novels of the 20th Century. Retrieved April 26, 2016, from http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=bbwlinks

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

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dc.title Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
dc.creator Blume, Judy
dc.subject Teenage girls- Fiction.; Religions- Juvenile fiction.; Conduct of life- Juvenile fiction.; Puberty- Juvenile fiction. LCSH
dc.description Margaret shares her secrets and her spirituality in this iconic Judy Blume novel, beloved by millions, that now has a fresh new look. Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink. She’s just moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends—Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie. When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects like boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret is happy to belong. But none of them can believe Margaret doesn’t have religion, and that she isn’t going to the Y or the Jewish Community Center. What they don’t know is Margaret has her own very special relationship with God. She can talk to God about everything—family, friends, even Moose Freed, her secret crush. Margaret is funny and real, and her thoughts and feelings are oh-so-relatable—you’ll feel like she’s talking right to you, sharing her secrets with a friend.
dc.publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers
dc.contributor Judy Blume
dc.date 2014-04-29 W3CDTF
dc.type Text DCMIType
dc.format Paperback book; 192 pages; 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.6 in.
dc.identifier ISBN-13: 978-1481409933 ISBN
dc.source http://www.amazon.com/Are-You-There-God-Margaret/dp/148140993X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
dc.language en-US RFC4646
dc.relation Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume; originally published by Yearling, New York: 1970
dc.coverage 1970-2014
dc.rights All rights reserved

Margaret Simon, an almost 12-year-old girl, deals with moving to a new town and all the trials and tribulations that come with puberty: bras, periods, and boys. On top of it all, Margaret deals with her mixed religious heritage. Judy Blume has written several books that are often challenged; from 1990-1999, she had five books on the “100 Most Frequently Challenged Books” list (American Library Association, n.d.). Reasons for its frequent challenges include: sexually offensive, amoral/immoral, profane, and anti-Christian (Half Price Books, n.d.).

American Library Association. (n.d.). 100 most frequently challenged books: 1990–1999. Retrieved April 26, 2016, from http://www.ala.org/bbooks/100-most-frequently-challenged-books-1990–1999

Half Price Books. (n.d.). Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Retrieved April 26, 2016, from http://www.deletecensorship.org/are_you_there_god.html