Banned Book Week:Celebrating the freedom to read since 1982<br />Puppet Book Banners Video<br />September 26-October 3, 20...
What is a Banned Book?<br />	The banned book list comes from books that are formally challenged.<br />	A challenge is an a...
Reasons Books Are Challenged<br />Language<br />Sexual Content<br />Violent Content<br />Themes or content thought to be i...
Some Examples of Frequently Challenged Books (and you can check them out!)<br />
Your RIGHT to READ!<br />Free Access to Libraries for Minors, an interpretation of the American Library Association’s Libr...
The First Amendment<br />“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exer...
Let’s See How Much You Know!<br />Censorship I.Q. Quiz<br />
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Banned Books 09

  1. 1. Banned Book Week:Celebrating the freedom to read since 1982<br />Puppet Book Banners Video<br />September 26-October 3, 2009<br />
  2. 2. What is a Banned Book?<br /> The banned book list comes from books that are formally challenged.<br /> A challenge is an attempt to ban or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A successful challenge would result in materials being banned or censored.<br />Map of Book Bans and Challenges 2007-2009<br />
  3. 3. Reasons Books Are Challenged<br />Language<br />Sexual Content<br />Violent Content<br />Themes or content thought to be inappropriate: witchcraft, racism, gang activity, mental illness, etc.<br />
  4. 4. Some Examples of Frequently Challenged Books (and you can check them out!)<br />
  5. 5. Your RIGHT to READ!<br />Free Access to Libraries for Minors, an interpretation of the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights states that, “Librarians and governing bodies should maintain that parents—and only parents—have the right and the responsibility to restrict the access of their children—and only their children—to library resources.”<br />
  6. 6. The First Amendment<br />“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”<br />
  7. 7. Let’s See How Much You Know!<br />Censorship I.Q. Quiz<br />

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