I thought everyone would enjoy this. Happy Friday!
With the start of the new school year, and Banned Books Week quickly approaching – typically held the last week of September (this year, it is Sept. 27 – Oct. 3), it is time to remember how important our freedom to read is. I decided to create this infographic to help teachers broach the subject of challenged and banned books and get a quick visual to some of the interesting facts surrounding banned and challenged books. Information was gathered via ALA.org/bbooks.
Here are the top ten challenged books for 2014:
1) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie – Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence. Additional reasons: “depictions of bullying”
2) Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi – Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint. Additional reasons: “politically, racially, and socially offensive,” “graphic depictions”
3) And Tango Makes Three
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