Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling


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dc.title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
dc.creator Rowling, J.K.
dc.subject Wizards-Juvenile Fiction.; Magic-Juvenile Fiction.; Schools-Juvenile Fiction.; England-Juvenile Fiction. LCSH
dc.description Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.
dc.publisher Scholastic
dc.contributor J.K. Rowling
dc.date 1998-09 W3CDTF
dc.type Text DCMIType
dc.format Paperback book; 309 pages; 0.8 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
dc.identifier ISBN:978-0439708180 (alk. paper) ISBN
dc.source http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-Sorcerers-Stone-Rowling/dp/059035342X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461973386&sr=8-1&keywords=harry+potter+and+the+sorcerer%27s+stone
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dc.relation Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling published by A.A. Levine Books, New York: 1998
dc.rights All rights reserved

Harry Potter is living with his aunt, uncle, and cousin when he finds out he’s a wizard. He’s summoned to Hogwarts the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He learns about his birthright, makes new friends, and learns all about the wizarding world. It has been challenged several times for promoting witchcraft, magic, Satanism, and the Wiccan religion. It was banned in Queensland, Australia for being violent and dangerous (Marshall University Library, 2010).

Marshall University Library (2010, August 17). Banned books: Harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone. Retrieved April 29, 2016 from http://www.marshall.edu/library/bannedbooks/books/harrypotter1.asp

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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dc.title Bridge to Terabithia
dc.creator Paterson, Katherine
dc.subject Friendship- Juvenile fiction.; Death-Juvenile fiction. LCSH
dc.description This Newbery Medal-winning novel by bestselling author Katherine Paterson is a modern classic of friendship and loss. Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. The two become fast friends and spend most days in the woods behind Leslie’s house, where they invent an enchanted land called Terabithia. One morning, Leslie goes to Terabithia without Jess and a tragedy occurs. It will take the love of his family and the strength that Leslie has given him for Jess to be able to deal with his grief. In addition to being a Newbery Medal winner, Bridge to Terabithia was also named an ALA Notable Children’s Book and has become a touchstone of children’s literature, as have many of Katherine Paterson’s other novels, including The Great Gilly Hopkins and Jacob Have I Loved.
dc.publisher HarperCollins
dc.contributor Katherine Paterson
dc.date 2003-05-06 W3CDTF
dc.type Text DCMIType
dc.format Paperback book; 144 pages; 0.5 x 5.2 x 7.5 in.
dc.identifier ISNB-13: 978-0064401845 ISBN
dc.source http://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Terabithia-Katherine-Paterson/dp/0064401847/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
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dc.relation Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson; originally published by T.Y. Crowell, New York: 1977
dc.coverage 1977-2003
dc.rights All rights reserved

Bridge to Terabithia stars Jess, a 10-year-old boy, who befriends a student, Leslie. Together they create an imaginary world called Terabithia. They have many adventures together until an accident leaves Jess alone to reign over Terabithia. Bridge to Terabithia was first challenged in Lincoln, Nebraska schools “because it contained ‘profanity’ including the phrase ‘Oh Lord’ and ‘Lord’ used as an expletive” (New Mexico State University Library, 2015). It has been challenged by other school districts for not only offensive language, but also the belief that the material encourages Satanism (American Library Association, n.d.).

American Library Association. (n.d.). Top ten frequently challenged books lists of the 21st century. Retrieved April 27, 2016, from http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10

New Mexico State University Library. (2015, December 8). Censorship and banned books. Retrieved April 27, 2016, from http://nmsu.libguides.com/censorship