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Banned Books Week 2021: Resources for Middle School (6-8); High School: (9-12)

Posted 09/28/21 by Kate M

Teaching frequently challenged books can be a daunting task.  Banned books are guaranteed to contain controversial subject matter, demanding thoughtful and provoking dialogue.  Banned books in a library or classroom can also lead to conversations of censorship and free speech.  Yet the reward outweighs the risks, since books that make the American Library Association’s list of frequently challenged titles remain students’ timeless favorites.  Find inspiration from these resources for studying banned books.  

A Library card and PIN will be required to access many of the resources listed.  Need help with your card or PIN?  Contact your nearest location or call 419-259-5200. Need a new card?

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Banned Books

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Banned Books

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Banned Books

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Banned Books

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Cover of Teaching Banned Books: 12 Guides for Young Readers

Teaching Banned Books: 12 Guides for Young Readers

Teaching Banned Books: 12 Guides for Young Readers

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Book Banning

Book Banning

Cover of Bad for You: Exposing the War on Fun!

Bad for You: Exposing the War on Fun!

Bad for You: Exposing the War on Fun!

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Madeleine L'Engle : Banned, Challenged, and Censored

Madeleine L'Engle : Banned, Challenged, and Censored

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Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds

Cover of Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds

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Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds

Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds

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Common Core Standards and Banned Books Week: A Thematic Guide for Introducing Banned and Challenged Books in the Classroom

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Common Core Standards and Banned Books Week: A Thematic Guide for Introducing Banned and Challenged Books in the Classroom

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Book Banning and Other Forms of Censorship

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Book Banning and Other Forms of Censorship

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Banned Books

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Banned Books

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Resources

Professional Articles for Educators
Your library card and pin are required to access.
 

The Challenged, the Banned and the Filtered. 

Banned Books Week: Just the Beginning 

Exploring Censorship

Do You Need Permission?   

Useful Websites:

Banned and Challenged Books

National Council of Teachers of English: Intellectual Freedom

Search Library resources for more information.

Try keywords: banned books, challenged books, intellectual freedom, specific titles or authors.

Explora Secondary Schools (6-12)

Provides safe, trustworthy research materials for class projects or homework on a variety of topics.

School information
Grade Levels: middle school and high school
Subjects: art/music, business, English/language arts, health, history/government, math, science, social studies and technology

Third-Party Provider: EBSCO

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Literary Reference Center

Contains articles and essays of literary criticism and journals, biographies, literary journals, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, book reviews, author interviews and classic novels.

School information
Grade Levels: high school
Subjects: English/language arts

Third-Party Provider: EBSCO

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Points of View Reference Center

Covers multiple sides of an issue with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint.

Third-Party Provider: EBSCO

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