September Pathfinders: Banned Books

We are into September already, and where did the summer go?  For libraries, banned book week takes place in September  (Sept 27 – Oct. 3) and libraries all over are gearing up to  reinforce our right to read. There are many reasons why books are banned. Check this site for more information.

http://libguides.butler.edu/c.php?g=34189&p=217686

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And here’s another article about why books are banned.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/22/banned-books_n_3961834.html

For a list of books that have questioned over the years,  go to this site. You can also challenge

a book there.

http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top100

This article discusses why  the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by  Harper Lee has often been challenged. Read about it at:

http://bannedbooks.world.edu/2012/07/30/banned-books-awareness-to-kill-a-mockingbird/

And the book “The Kite Runner” has been challenged in some high schools. This article will tell you about one such school.

http://bannedbooks.world.edu/2012/07/30/banned-books-awareness-to-kill-a-mockingbird/

It debating site  has a forum for whether or not books should be banned at all. Quite a discussion at:

http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-certain-books-be-banned-from-libraries

This site uses banned books as a way to teach tolerance.

http://www.tolerance.org/blog/modern-look-banned-books

Image from:  ila.org

Image from: ila.org

To see what the American Library Association says about  the banning of books. Go to:

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned

Banned books week this year is going to focus on young adult books. This site will tell you more about it and has a list of some of the young adult books that have been banned.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/13-banned-ya-novels-we-love/

This article will give you some creative ways to celebrate banned book week.

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/23/10-ways-to-celebrate-banned-books-week/?_r=0

This site celebrates the right to read and also has a ton of information about banned book week (Sept. 27 – Oct. 3).

http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/

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