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Banned and Challenged Books Dennis


									      Banned and Challenged Books

By: Vantaza Dennis, Monique Loza, and Sabrena
                    Challenged Books
      Banned and Santos
      Who Challenges and/or Bans
• Parents challenge materials more often than
  any other group.
• Teachers
• People in general
      What is a Challenged Book?

•   A challenged book is an attempt to remove or
    restrict materials, based upon the objections
    of a person or group
What Are Some Reasons a Book Can
  Become Banned or Challenged?

•  To protect others , frequently children, from
   inappropriate information, such as:
1. Sexual Content
2. Offensive Language
3. Anything Unsuitable for Any Age Group
   What is the Difference Between a
     Challenge and a Banning?

• A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict
  materials based on the objections of a person
  or group. A banning is the removal of those
    What Books Have Been Challenged
                 or Banned?

•   How To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
•   Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
•   As I Lay Dying, by William Falkner
•   Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
•   The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
                Why Not Ban Books?
                 (First Amendment)
• Speech
-The First Amendment says that people have the right to speak freely.
• Press
-The First Amendment gives the press the right to publish. This also means
   people have the right to publish their own newspapers, newsletters,
   magazines, etc.
• Petition
-The First Amendment says that people have the right to appeal to in favor of or
   against policies that they feel strongly about. This freedom includes the right
   to gather signatures in support of a cause.
• Assembly
-The First Amendment says that people have the right to gather in public and
   express their views in a nonviolent way.
       When is Censorship Appropriate?

• Censorship is appropriate when expressive
  materials, like books, magazines, films and
  videos, or works of art are kept from public
• Censorship also occurs when materials are
  restricted to particular audiences, based on
  their age or other characteristics.
• Materials considered inappropriate for children
  have often been censored.
         How Can Someone Fight
• Write letters to any and all public officials involved in
  the situation.
• Attend school boards, library boards, and PTA
  meetings. Start a petition or letter writing campaign.
  Spread the word online.
• Connect with local supporters. Work with community
  groups or wherever censorship is taking place.
• You want your thoughts publicized and heard by

• Mill ,John. “Censorship.” [Online] Available
  under/yalsamotopics/ifqa.pdf, February 20,2010

• Bane, Katie. “Banned and Challenged Books.” [Online]
  March 4, 2009

• Wood, Lois. “About Banned & Challenged Books.” [Online]
  oks/index, March 4, 2009

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