Banned Books Week

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Banned Books Week

  1. 1. Banned Books Week Celebrating your freedom to read
  2. 2. Your Freedom to Read <ul><li>“ The books that the world calls immoral are the </li></ul><ul><li>books that show the world its own shame.” </li></ul><ul><li>--Oscar Wilde </li></ul>
  3. 3. Question <ul><li>What is a popular book in many high school </li></ul><ul><li>English classes by Harper Lee that has been </li></ul><ul><li>banned or challenged? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Answer <ul><li>To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee has been </li></ul><ul><li>banned or challenged in many high schools </li></ul><ul><li>across the country. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Your Freedom to Read <ul><li>“ You have not converted a man because you </li></ul><ul><li>have silenced him.” </li></ul><ul><li>--John Lord Morley, English politician (1838-1923) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Question <ul><li>What is the part of the Bill of Rights that </li></ul><ul><li>guarantees the freedom of religion, speech, </li></ul><ul><li>press, assembly, and petition? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Answer <ul><li>The First Amendment is the part of the Bill of </li></ul><ul><li>Rights that guarantees the freedom of religion, </li></ul><ul><li>speech, press, assembly and petition. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Your Freedom to Read <ul><li>“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression </li></ul><ul><li>for people we despise, we don’t believe in it </li></ul><ul><li>at all.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>--Noam Chomsky </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Question <ul><li>Which books were banned or challenged most </li></ul><ul><li>often in the US during 2010? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Answers <ul><li>The most banned or challenged books in the US during 2010: </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The most banned or challenged books in the US during 2010: </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The most banned or challenged books in the US during 2010: </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The most banned or challenged books in the US during 2010: </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The most banned or challenged books in the US during 2010: </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The most banned or challenged books in the US during 2010: </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>The most banned or challenged books in the US during 2010: </li></ul>
  17. 17. Your Freedom to Read <ul><li>“ Censorship is advertising paid by the </li></ul><ul><li>government.” </li></ul><ul><li>--Federico Fellini </li></ul>
  18. 18. Bibliography <ul><li>Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books . 2007. Chicago: American Library Association. </li></ul><ul><li>Staff, School Library Journal. “And Tango Makes Three Tops Most Challenged Lists Again.” School Library Journal . April 12, 2011. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/newslettersnewsletterbucketextrahelping2/890143-477/and_tango_makes_three_tops.html.csp . Accessed September 10, 2011. Web. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Banned Books Week Celebrating your freedom to read

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