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Potty press #1 banned books

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  • 1. WEEK OF September 25, 2010 Banned Books Week Sept. 25—Oct. 2, 2010 Celebrate your freedom to read! What is Banned What does Books Week? “challenged” mean? Banned Book Week cele- Someone found that book Books banned in brates your freedom to offensive for some reason not only choose what you and did not want others some locations... read, but to choose from a (often students) to be able The Color Purple wide array of possibilities. to read it. So they asked that it be removed from a How to Eat Fried Worms The freedom to read is library. essential to our democra- Harry Potter cy, is protected by the 1st What is Censorship? What My Mother Doesn’t amendment to the Consti- Main reasons books Know tution, and is among our Censorship is the suppres- have been challenged: greatest freedoms. sion of ideas and infor- Captain Underpants mation that certain per- Political Content Go Ask Alice What does “banned” sons find dangerous or Sexual Content mean? objectionable. Language offensive to peoples race, reli- This means the book was gion, ethnic back- removed from the shelves ground, gender, sex- of either a public or a uality, or cultural school library so people did not have access to it. beliefs. A book gets banned after a person or a group Information provided by “challenges” the book. American Library Association Ten books challenged in 2009-2010 Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Deadline by Chris Crutcher Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics from an Unpleasant Age edited by Ariel Schrag ttyl, by Lauren Myracle Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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