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SAMPLE BOOK REVIEW DOCUMENTATION FORM


Does the book contain any violent content?                      Y/N

If yes, check the type(s):

Fights

Beatings

War

Torture of people

Torture of animals

Hangings/executions

Other (describe)

 

For each type checked above indicate frequency of occurrences using following as a guide:

Few:    1 or 2 times

Some:  3 - 5 times

Many: more than 5 times

 

For each type checked above also indicate level of vividness/graphicness using the following as a general guide:

Basic (B):                          cut of his head

Graphic (G):                     cut off his head, blood gushed onto floor

Very graphic (VG):          cut off his head, blood gushed onto floor, splattered on wall and head bounced on the floor

Extremely graphic (EG): cut off his head, blood gushed onto floor, splattered on wall and head bounced on the floor and his brains slowly oozed out onto the carpet in a purple gray mass

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Does the book contain any sexual content?                      Y/N

If yes, check the type(s):

Kissing

Breast descriptions

Breast touching

Sex organ contact

Consensual

Non-consensual

Outside marriage

Within marriage

Sexual assault

Rape

Gang rape

Violence exciting someone sexually

Sadomasochist

Masturbation

Homosexual

Erections

Wet dreams

Bestiality

Pedophilia

Necrophilia

Oral sex

Anal sex

Other (describe)

 

For each type checked above indicate frequency of occurrences using following as a guide:

Few:    1 or 2 times

Some:  3 - 5 times

Many: more than 5 times

 

For each type checked above also indicate level of vividness/graphicness using the following as a general guide:

Basic (B):                          large breasts

Graphic (G):                     large, voluptuous bouncing breasts

Very graphic (VG):          large, voluptuous bouncing breasts with hard nipples

Extremely graphic (EG): large, voluptuous bouncing breasts with hard nipples covered with glistening sweat and bite marks

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Does the book contain any Family Life related content?                        Y/N

If yes describe any Family Life content not covered under sex or violence above (e.g. abortion, suicide, euthanasia, birth control, drugs, alcohol):

 

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Does the book contain any religious degradation or slurs?                        Y/N

If yes provide brief description/summary:

 

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Does the book contain any foul language?                        Y/N

If yes, provide summary of which words and frequency of use:

 

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In addition to documenting the content, also document the regarding the book selection:

- What are the course/library objectives?

 

- Were any alternative books available and/or considered to achieve the course/library  objectives? If so, what were they?

 

-What sources were consulted in identifying potential alternative books to achieve the course/library objectives?

 

- If other books were available and/or considered why was this book selected and all other books rejected (censored)?

 

- If less controversial books were considered and rejected (censored) explain why

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