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Banned Book Presentation - Goosebumps

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Brandi Ryann

on 16 November 2012

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Transcript of Banned Book Presentation - Goosebumps

Goosebumps, a Banned
and Challenged Book Series brandi hall Goosebumps by R.L. Stine parents claim the books contain excessive violence
accused of depicting occult or satanic themes
charged with encouraging harmful thoughts and behaviors, and disrespect for people and property Why Banned? 1997- Minneapolis, Minnesota: books said to be too scary for children (mother's son never read before Goosebumps)
2004- Crawford County, Georgia: "Double Date" deals with complex issues teens confront Cases Consequences read all through elementary school
series of 62 books
translated 35 languages
sparked a TV series on Nickelodeon
books tell scary stories with young people as central characters
before J.K. Rowling, best-selling children's author of all time Why Goosebumps is Great for Children contain no offensive language and central characters never die
protagonists both male and female
some books contain good moral lessons for children and promote family values
books depict protagonists escaping doom with their own wit and ingenuity
young readers love simple language and easily-followed yet engrossing plots "Censorship of Young Adult books is concerning because these books motivate youth to read, improve literacy levels, and drive interest in literature." -Dotty Griffith, ACLU of Texas
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