Banned Books


374945272_dd3040d893_bSeptember 25 through October 1, 2016

Some great places to start!


From The American Library Association —

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”

Case Study: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi

Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint. Additional reasons: “politically, racially, and socially offensive,” “graphic depictions”

Case Study: Persepolis

Laurie Halse Anderson, Author of Chains, on Censorship:

Banned Books Resources

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook

How Book Banning Works

“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.

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