Resources for Understanding why Books are Banned and why Books Shouldn't be banned!
I'm with the Banned
Marshall University Libraries
Nashville Public Library
Remember to check out the banned books week event at the Somerville Public Library on October 1st, 2016! In partnership with SCATV.
Books are usually challenged by a certain group or organization to restrict or remove the content. The purpose is to prevent use by others. Common reasons books are banned are because of offensive language, sexually explicit material, homosexuality, violence, religious viewpoints, drugs and nudity.
Some commonly banned books that have been challenged in the past several years, surprisely enough, include:
1. Gossip Girl
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
3. Fifty Shades... Read Post
Posted by: Heidi
Ever wondered what a banned book is? In the United States approximately 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. This means that someone found certain content offensive and no longer wanted the public to read. Although, in many cases, these books can provide an education to children, young adults and older adults.
The first Amendment states:
“Congress Shall Make No Law Respecting an Establishment of Religion, or Prohibiting the Free... Read Post