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Timeline of Banned Books

Research Paper

Identify a case of a book challenge and/or a book banning in the U.S. or elsewhere. Research the circumstances of the ONE OR AT THE MOST TWO of these book challenges, and write an essay in which you:

  1. Describe the challenge/banning case in full, including the parties involved, the arguments they used in support of their side, and the outcome of the case, and
  2. Give your opinion on whether the book should have been challenged, and whether you agree with the outcome of the case, even if it wasn’t banned. Provide detailed, informed arguments for your view that include thoughtful attention to the views presented, and plausible interpretation of the book.

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Welcome to the Literature for Children Research Guide

The Literature for Children Research Guide is designed to help you navigate sources in the library and online. 

 young adult novel Philip Pullman His Dark Materials children's book heather has two mommies captain underpants by dev pilkey

Pat Scales on Censorship

Finding your Sources

Map of Bans and Challenges

Feedback

Banned Books Week Twitter

Scales on Censorship

Pat Scales is the former chair of the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee, she regularly blogs for School Library Journal

Project

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