“When in doubt, go to the library”~from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.                     Rowling
   Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating    the freedom to read.   Typically held during the last week of Sep...
   A challenge is an          A banning is the    attempt to remove or        removal of those    restrict              ...
   Books usually are challenged with the best    intentions—to protect others, frequently    children, from difficult ide...
   Throughout history, more and different kinds    of people and groups , who, for all sorts of    reasons, have attempte...
   The ALAs Office for Intellectual Freedom    receives reports from libraries, schools, and the    media on attempts to ...
2011: Lauren Myracle Chris Crutcher Carolyn Mackler Robert Greene Suzanne Collins Sonya Sones  Sherman Alexie Aldo...
1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Stei...
   ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r    (series), by Lauren    Myracle    Reasons: offensive    language; religious    viewpoint; sexu...
   The Color of Earth    (series), by Kim Dong    Hwa    Reasons: nudity; sex    education; sexually    explicit; unsuite...
   The Hunger Games    trilogy, by Suzanne    Collins    Reasons: anti-ethnic;    anti-family;    insensitivity; offensiv...
   My Moms Having A    Baby! A Kids Month-    by-Month Guide to    Pregnancy, by Dori    Hillestad Butler    Reasons: nud...
   The Absolutely True    Diary of a Part-Time    Indian, by Sherman    Alexie    Reasons: offensive    language; racism;...
   Alice (series), by    Phyllis Reynolds    Naylor    Reasons: nudity;    offensive language;    religious viewpoint
   Brave New World, by    Aldous Huxley    Reasons: insensitivity;    nudity; racism;    religious viewpoint;    sexually...
   What My Mother    Doesnt Know, by    Sonya Sones    Reasons: nudity;    offensive language;    sexually explicit
   Gossip Girl (series), by    Cecily Von Ziegesar    Reasons: drugs;    offensive language;    sexually explicit
   To Kill a    Mockingbird, by    Harper Lee    Reasons: offensive    language; racism
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  1. 1. “When in doubt, go to the library”~from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  2. 2.  Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. The purpose is to support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. "Reprinted by permission of the American Library Association."
  3. 3.  A challenge is an  A banning is the attempt to remove or removal of those restrict materials. materials, based upon the objections of a person or group.
  4. 4.  Books usually are challenged with the best intentions—to protect others, frequently children, from difficult ideas and information. The following were the top three reasons cited for challenging materials as reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom:  the material was considered to be "sexually explicit"  the material contained "offensive language"  the material was "unsuited to age group"
  5. 5.  Throughout history, more and different kinds of people and groups , who, for all sorts of reasons, have attempted—and continue to attempt—to suppress anything that conflicts with or anyone who disagrees with their own beliefs.
  6. 6.  The ALAs Office for Intellectual Freedom receives reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books in communities across the country. Research suggests that for each challenge reported there are as many as four or five that go unreported.
  7. 7. 2011: Lauren Myracle Chris Crutcher Carolyn Mackler Robert Greene Suzanne Collins Sonya Sones Sherman Alexie Aldous Huxley Harper Lee Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Dav Pilkey Cecily von Ziegesar
  8. 8. 1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker6. Ulysses, by James Joyce7. Beloved, by Toni Morrison8. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding9. 1984, by George Orwell10. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
  9. 9.  ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  10. 10.  The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  11. 11.  The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence
  12. 12.  My Moms Having A Baby! A Kids Month- by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  13. 13.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie Reasons: offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  14. 14.  Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Reasons: nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint
  15. 15.  Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley Reasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit
  16. 16.  What My Mother Doesnt Know, by Sonya Sones Reasons: nudity; offensive language; sexually explicit
  17. 17.  Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar Reasons: drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit
  18. 18.  To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee Reasons: offensive language; racism
  19. 19. Can you name these books?

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