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Banned Books Week   Tags: language arts, social science  

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Sarah Dessen for Banned Books Read Out


Dav Pilkey on Banned Books


Banned Books display


Top 10 Books video


Banned Books Week Celebration


Attempts to Ban in Florida

Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

2010 - (Martin) Challenged for inappropriate language.

Cuba by Sharon Gordon

2009 - (Miami) Challenged for depicting an inaccurate portrayal of life in Cuba.

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

2009 - (Tampa) Challenged for objectionable sexual themes.

Me, Penelope by Lisa Jahn-Clough

2009 - (Tavares) Challenged for depicting a teenagers dealing with brother's death.


Class Objectives

By the end of today's discussion you should be able to answer the following questions: 

1.  What's the difference between a challenge and a ban?

2.  Why do books most typically get challenged? 

3.  Who is doing the challenging and/or banning?

4.  Where are challenges and bans occurring?

5.  Name a few titles that have been banned or challenged?


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