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Huge list of books that were banned at one time or another. The titles on this list may surprise you...

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Non-Traditional Families Book Banning ... - Blogging Censorship

Non-Traditional Families Book Banning ... - Blogging Censorship | Banned Books for Becky | Scoop.it

(applause for alliteration, please) This month we've been working on restoring two children's picture books teaching tolerance for different types of families. Though they are quite different in content, tone, reading level and ...

 

Love the title of this blog, will be following it on my Google Reader.  

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Greenville Public Library Considers Censorship Of Alan Moore's ...

Greenville Public Library Considers Censorship Of Alan Moore's ... | Banned Books for Becky | Scoop.it

The Greenville Public Library Board of Trustees have come under fire from The National Coalition Against Censorship, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund after ...

 

And how could this have all been avoided? By NOT giving a child an ADULT library card! There's a reason for the distinction, if they can't handle to content don't allow them in the adult section! 

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Living in the library world: Young Adult issues: Censorship

Living in the library world: Young Adult issues: Censorship | Banned Books for Becky | Scoop.it

Young Adult issues: Censorship. “Where they have burned books, they will end up in burning human beings.” Almansor by Heinrich Henne, 1821. Thousands of books smoulder in a huge bonfire as onlookers give the Nazi ...

Great list of reasons why books have been banned in the past, graphic images.  

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Roberts Tackles Censorship with Book of Mercy | Lauren Clark Books

Roberts Tackles Censorship with Book of Mercy | Lauren Clark Books | Banned Books for Becky | Scoop.it

From Author Lauren Clark ...: Roberts Tackles Censorship with Book of Mercy http://t.co/91CBdgo1 #reading #books...

 

This lady has her head on straight and knows what she's talking about!  

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USA: Book featuring lesbian mothers pulled ... - Index on Censorship

USA: Book featuring lesbian mothers pulled ... - Index on Censorship | Banned Books for Becky | Scoop.it
A book depicting a family with two lesbian mothers has been pulled from the shelves in an American school district. “In Our Mothers' House” by Patricia Polacco, which aims to foster inclusion for those with same sex parents, ...
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ALA | Banned Books Week

ALA | Banned Books Week | Banned Books for Becky | Scoop.it

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox.

 

A perfect guide from the professionals! 

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Best-selling Banned Books « Bookshelf

In the end, intelligence and independence rises to the top, as this list of best-selling banned book attests (dates noted are for original year of publication, not year of censorship): The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark ...

 

Love this list! Could there possibly be any better books to read? I think not! Eventually I will own ALL of these (already own most).  

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Malaysia bookstore manager charged over banned book ...

Malaysia bookstore manager charged over banned book ... | Banned Books for Becky | Scoop.it

A Malaysian Islamic court on Tuesday charged a bookstore manager with selling a book by a Canadian Muslim lesbian activist that was recently banned in the Southeast Asian country.

Another reason to be glad to have freedom, the ability to read whatever I like, and pick it up from anywhere without fear of getting the seller thrown in jail! 

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How to Read a Racist Book to Your Kids

How to Read a Racist Book to Your Kids | Banned Books for Becky | Scoop.it

Many children’s classics are also highly offensive. Does that mean you should skip them altogether? (RT @Maggie_McNeill: NYT argues censorship of classic books is good 'cuz it saves parents having to answer hard ?

 

Tough questions kids ask, how do parents answer these questions? Author puts humor into his answers.  

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MacKids blog - Home - A Vagina Dialogue for Banned Books Week

MacKids blog - Home - A Vagina Dialogue for Banned Books Week | Banned Books for Becky | Scoop.it

So why exactly is it not okay to call body parts by their correct terms in novels? Children should know these terms and shouldn't be ashamed to call them the PROPER thing. These are much less offensive then some of the things I've heard them called.

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Beware the Book: Teaching Persuasion Through Banned Novels

Beware the Book: Teaching Persuasion Through Banned Novels | Banned Books for Becky | Scoop.it
No book worth reading is without some controversy. In my AP Language class, my students will create a persuasive presentation either defending or advocating the censorship of classic works of...
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