[kids-lib] Book List on Islam Now Available on ALSC Website

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Sep 10 14:32:48 PDT 2010

 Hello!  I just received the following informative and timely email about resource put together by ALA's Association of Library Services to Children around the current issues.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
From: Linda Mays [lmays at ala.org]
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2010 2:05 PM
To: alsc-l at ala.org
Subject: [alsc-l] Book List on Islam Now Available on ALSC Website

The ALSC Quicklists Consulting Committee has created a booklist to assist members who may be receiving requests for book titles on Islam, Muslims and the Qur’an in response to a planned public burning of the Qur’an by Rev. Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida.   The suggested reading list is now available at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/compubs/booklists/islambooks/index.cfm.
The list is a mixture of fiction and nonfiction; and is divided by preschoolers, elementary school students and teenagers.  The Committee expects to refine the list in the weeks to come, so please check back for updates.
Also, in Chicago, librarians and library advocates will speak out and support the freedom to read by assembling on the steps of ALA headquarters on Saturday, September 11th at 1pm and will make a statement against book burning and will read from the Qur’an.  For more information regarding the protest against book burning, see Inside Scoop: News and Views from Inside American Libraries at http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/inside-scoop/fighting-fire-free-speech-ala-will-protest-book-burning-911-quran-reading.

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