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Banned books week 2012

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    • Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read SEPTEMBER 24 – OCTOBER 1 2011 Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Exercise your intellectual freedom through the power of literature.
    • First Amendment Bill of Rights of the United States ConstitutionCongress shall make no law respecting anestablishment of religion, or prohibiting thefree exercise thereof; or abridging thefreedom of speech, or of the press; or theright of the people peaceably to assemble,and to petition the government for a redressof grievances. The Bill of Rights to the Constitution was ratified on December 15, 1791
    • WHO CHALLENGES BOOKS?Throughout history individuals as well as groups ofall persuasions, have for all sorts of reasons,attempted - and continue to attempt - to suppressliterature and other forms of expression that conflictwith their own beliefs.“Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intoleranceand ignorance.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
    • “Fear of corrupting the mind of the youngergeneration is the loftiest form of cowardice.” ~ Holbrook Jackson
    • Top ten most frequently challenged books of 20111. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren MyracleReasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group2. The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong HwaReasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group3. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne CollinsReasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence4. My Moms Having A Baby! A Kids Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad ButlerReasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman AlexieReasons: offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group6. Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds NaylorReasons: nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint7. Brave New World, by Aldous HuxleyReasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit8. What My Mother Doesnt Know, by Sonya SonesReasons: nudity; offensive language; sexually explicit9. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von ZiegesarReasons: drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper LeeReasons: offensive language; racismOut of 326 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom
    • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain: The Pennsylvania NAACP called for theremoval of the book from required reading lists (1998) across the state because of raciallanguage.
    • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck : Banned from classroom use in Scottsboro, AL(1983) due to profanity. Removed and later returned to the Suwannee, FL HighSchool library (1991) because the book is “indecent.”
    • To Kill a Mockingbird by : Challenged in many communities forlanguage and racial themes. Banned from the Lincoln ,TX AP reading list(1996) because the book “conflicted with the values of the community.”
    • “The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.”~ Hubert H. Humphrey
    • CHALLENGE VERSUS BANNING A banning is the actualremoval of those materials inthe curriculum or library,thereby restricting the accessof others. A challenge is an attempt to
    • Challenges go beyond theexercise of free speech. The arean attempt to remove materialsfrom the curriculum or library,therefore restricting the rights ofothers.