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Banned Books

Banned Books

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Published by: Mrs. P on Feb 10, 2010
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Banned BooksBanned Books
What reasons might be given for the banning orchallenging of a book?
Why might a particular group or person want toprotect a child from some of the ideas in thechallenged books?
Why might it be important for students to read booksthat explore controversial or sensitive topics?
Banned and Challenged BooksBanned and Challenged Books
What's the difference between a challenge and abanning?
 A challenge
is an attempt to remove or restrictmaterials, based upon the objections of a person orgroup.
 A banning
is the removal of those materials. Challengesdo not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove materialfrom the curriculum or library, thereby restricting theaccess of others. Due to the commitment of librarians,teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens,most challenges are unsuccessful and most materials areretained in the school curriculum or library collection.
Why are books challenged??Why are books challenged??
Books usually are challenged with thebest intentions—to protect others,frequently children, from difficult ideasand information.
Censorship can be subtle, almostimperceptible, as well as blatant andovert, but, nonetheless, harmful.

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