Celebrating Banned Books Week and our Freedom to READ! Sept. 30 – Oct. 6th

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Celebrating Banned Books Weekand our Freedom to READ!

Sept. 30 Oct. 6th

Freedom to ReadBanned Books Week stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.Intellectual Freedom is the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular.

Do you recognize any of these books?Have you read them?How would you feel if they were removed from this library?

These are some of the books that have been.BannedTo forbid especially by law.CensoredAn official who checks materials (such as books) to take out things thought to be objectionable(people might disapprove of).AND/ORChallengedThe removal of books from library shelves have been requested.

OIF Censorship Database2000-2005Challenges by the Year

Some of the reasons from 2001-2009

OIF Censorship Database2000-2005Challenges by Institution

OIF Censorship Database2000-2005Initiator of Challenge

Some silly reasons for the following books..This book was challenged at the Cunningham Elementary School in Wisconsin (1985) because the book encourages children to break dishes so they wont have to dry them.

Removed from a school in Conn. (2000) due to concerns that it caused disruptive behavior among children.

Removed from the 5th grade classroom from a school in Pulaski Twp, Pa. due to an elaborate fantasy world they felt might lead to confusion.

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

They promote witchcraft, set bad examples and are too dark.What could some of the reasons be for challenging this series?Your thoughts

What Law gives us the right to freedom of speech, freedom to write what we want to, freedom to read what we want?

The Constitution of the United States.1st 10 Amendments Bill of RightsCelebrate Your Freedom to Read!

Bibliography ALA.org. http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/index.cfm22 Sept 2010.

Follett Library Resources. http://www.titlewave.com. 22 Sept 2010.Chart11125897514109269

Reasons for Challenges

Sheet1Reasons for Challengesoffensive language1125unsuited to age group897violence514anti-family109religous viewpoint269To resize chart data range, drag lower right corner of range.