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What is a Banned Book? Why?. One that has been censored by an authority such as a government, a library, or a school Is actually removed from a library or school system

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what is a banned book why
What is a Banned Book? Why?
  • One that has been censored by an authority such as a government, a library, or a school
  • Is actually removed from a library or school system
  • American Library Association- “books are usually banned with the best intentions- to protect others, frequently children, from difficult ideas and information.”

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why banned in f451
Why Banned in F451?
  • The demands made by every imaginable minority group
  • “No one wanted to offend, no one would accept being offended”
  • Books were “dumbed” down, became bland, “vanilla tapioca”
  • Effects of technology and pressuring tactics of minorities resorted to book burning

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popular banned books and reasons why
Popular Banned Booksand Reasons Why
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl- too depressing
  • Harriet the Spy- teaches children to lie, spy, talk back, and curse
  • Harry Potter books- promotes witchcraft, sets bad examples and are too dark
  • A Light in the Attic- an illustration that may encourage children to break dishes
  • To Kill a Mockingbird- profanity and racial slurs
  • Lord of the Flies- profanity, sexuality, racial slurs and excessive violence
  • Of Mice and Men-profanity, racial slurs and use of the Lord’s name in vain
think pair share
Think, Pair, Share
  • What do you think of the idea of banning books?
  • Do you agree or disagree with banning books?
  • Who should be the judge regarding if a book should be banned?
  • If you approve of banning books, how would you go about doing it, and what would be some of the books on your list?
  • After answering these questions, turn to your shoulder partner and share.