This is a presentation I used with 6-8th grade students in the school library during Banned Books Week 2009. I asked them questions throughout, especially before the "Why are books challenged or banned?" slide, so that they can come up with answers on their own.
Text of Banned Books 2009
1. Banned Books Week September 26 to October 4, 2009
2. What does it mean to ban a book?
Banning a book is when a person or group decides that NO ONE should read the book.
3. The person or group has the book removed from the shelves of libraries.