BANNED BOOKS WEEK
September 25 through October 1, 2016
Some great places to start!
Some of the most frequently challenged books of recent years…
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence. Additional reasons: “depictions of bullying”
Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint. Additional reasons: “politically, racially, and socially offensive,” “graphic depictions”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Author of Chains, on Censorship:
Banned Books Resources
“In Defense of Book Banning: Do you know what your child is reading? It’s probably awful.” — This is a pro-book banning editorial from 2014.