Banned Books Week has officially started, so I’m bringing back my week of posts about banned books. I always put up a display in my classroom during this week so I can discuss censorship with my students. It’s an excellent time to talk about how they feel about books, what they find questionable, and how we should deal with censorship in our school. I also have a banned books project choice in my Young Adult Lit class that involves my students reading and researching banned books before putting together a presentation about those books and whether they agree with the action taken. Many of my students will read some of the books that I have on display and can’t understand why they were banned.
During Banned Books Week I’ll be posting about a handful of books that are listed on the ALA website as banned or censored from 2010-2011. Because my students often have so much to say about these books and the issue of censorship, I’ll be including their thoughts in each of my posts. I hope you’ll come back to my blog this week to learn more 🙂
To kick off the week, I’m holding a banned books giveaway. The winner will be picked randomly, emailed and allowed to pick a banned book that I’ll purchase and mail to them.
* Must be 13 or older to enter
* U.S. residents only
* Giveaway begins Sunday, Sept. 25th and runs through Saturday, Oct. 1st
* No extra entries are required, but spreading the news is always appreciated 🙂
* Only one entry per person
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