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Children's Books - Banned and Challenged

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Brittany Mullen

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Bibliography 1970s 1980s 1990s - 2000s Banned vs. Challenged In the library setting, books are constantly challenged and in some cases banned by the patrons. According to the American Library Association challenge means that there is an "attempt to remove or restrict materials." If a challenge is successful, then the book becomes banned, which means "the removal of those materials." Racial Issues "Banned Books." Home. Butler University Library, 29 Nov. 2011. Web. 22 Nov. 2012. <http://libguides.butler.edu/content.php?pid=272169>.
Becker, Beverley C., and Susan Stan. Hit List for Children 2: Frequently Challenged Books. Chicago: American Library Association, 2002. Print.
Blume, Judy. Blubber. New York: Dell, 1974. Print.
Collier, James L., and Christopher Collier. My Brother Sam Is Dead. New York: Four Winds, 1974. Print.
Dahl, Roald. The Witches. New York: Farra, Straus, and Giroux, 1983. Print.
George, Jean Craighead. Julie of the Wolves. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1972. Print.
Harris, Robie, and Michael Emberley. It's Perfectly Normal. Cambridge: Candlewick, 1994. Print.
Lowry, Lois. The Giver. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1993. Print.
Newman, Leslea. Heather Has Two Mommies. Northhampton, MA: In Other Words, 1989. Print.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. New York: Scholastic, 1999. Print.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Deadly Hollows. New York: Scholastic, 2007. Print.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. New York: Scholastic, 2000. Print.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. New York: Scholastic, 2005. Print.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. New York: Scholastic, 2003. Print.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. New York: Scholastic, 1999. Print.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. New York: Scholastic, 1998. Print.
Schwartz, Alvin. More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1984. Print.
Schwartz, Alvin. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1981. Print.
Schwartz, Alvin. Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1991. Print.
Silverstein, Shel. A Light In the Attic. New York: Harper and Row, 1981. Print. Children's Books: Banned and Challenged 1. Julie of the Wolves by Jean George 1. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein 1. The Giver by Lois Lowry Brittany Mullen - LIS 2324 Common Reasons Books Are Challenged Damning Lifestyle Blasphemous Dialog Sex Violence Negativity Witchcraft Religion Political Age Inappropriate 3. My Brother Sam is Dead by James and Christoper Collier 2. Blubber by Judy Blume Political- Socialist, Communist
Reference to rape, alcoholism, abuse, and divorce Verbal, physical, and sexual abuse
Use of the words "Damn" "Bitch"
No punishment for bad behavior
Strong sexual content
Inappropriate for age group Battlefield Violence
Inappropriate language
Use of words "bastard" "goddamn" and "hell" 2. Scary Stories Series by Alvin Schwartz 3. The Witches Roald Dohl 4. Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman Dreary and negative messages
Promotes disrespect and violence
Contains horror and nudity/sexual situations
Anti-parent material
Idealizes death / suicide
Makes light of manipulative behavior Violent
Too Scary
Dark side of religion - occult, the devil, satanism
Causes nightmares Conflicting with family beliefs and religion
No consequences for bad behavior
Too sophisticated
Satanic, Occult
Desensitizes children to crimes involving witchcraft
Contains witches, violence, and bad language Homosexual lifestyle
Obscene and vulgar
Promotes dangerous and ungodly lifestyle 2. It's Perfectly Normal by Robbie Harris and Michael Emberley 3. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling Infanticide
Sexual Awakening
Euthanasia Too racy
Anatomically correct illustrations
"Child Pornography"
Family Sensitive Issues Wizardry
Serious tone death and hate
Lack of respect
Lying to adults
Sheer evil
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