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2012 Banned Books Week

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Jo Davidsmeyer

on 4 October 2012

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Transcript of 2012 Banned Books Week

Intellectual Freedom Your freedom to read and choose what you want to read is protected under the first amendment. Challenged & banned books A challenge attempts to remove books based on a person's or group's objections.

A banning is the removal of a book. Why are books challenged? Books usually are challenged with the best of intentions, motivated by a desire to protect children and society. September 30 - October 6 September 30 - October 6, 2012 Library
Bill of Rights See some of the most often Banned/Challenged Books of the Last Decade The top three reasons why
materials are challenged: Censorship of speech, whether for protection or any other reason, violates the First Amendment. Challenges are not simply a person expressing a point of view -- Banned books...
If you see any of these books on a shelf, please remain calm. Some adults don't want you to read these books ... too dangerous for young minds. Banned Books,
Check them out! Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read. This week, the entire book community shows support for the freedom to seek and express ideas... 1. "sexually explicit" 2. "offensive language" 3. "unsuited to any age group" Have you enjoyed these books? What if they were removed from all libraries? It highlights the value of free and open access to information. ...even unorthodox or unpopular ideas. they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library so that no one can read them . This prezi created by Jo Davidsmeyer,
Media Specialist, Pine View School, Osprey FL At our school, we do
not ban books. We celebrate the FREEDOM to read. You may check out
and read the books from our BANNED BOOKS display.
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