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Banned Books-Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Transcript of Banned Books-Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
as it seemed as if she had called the police for no reason. Upon meeting a girl new to the school, Heather, Melinda thought she had found a new friend. Heather soon deserted Melinda, leaving her for more cheerful friends. Melinda began working with her art teacher,who helped her ultimately find confidence and happiness. SPEAK UP Don't keep things that could hurt you or those around you secret. It's okay to say no sometimes. Where Has Speak Been Banned/Challenged? Scroggins challenged the book in Missouri Why Was Speak Challenged/Banned? Scroggins first challenged Speak because he believed the book to be soft pornography. Inappropriate for children Inappropriate for educational uses Laurie Halse Anderson thinks Speak prepares children for the real world. Her book shows victims that they have to share their experiences. It sends the message to victims that they shouldn't hold their embarrassment in "I am shocked whenever anyone challenges Speak." -Laurie Halse Anderson Speak lets kids know that rapes actually occur, and how to handle them if caught in that situation. Speak should not be banned
from libraries. Let the lesson Speak conveys be heard by everyone Speak up ...ABOUT SPEAK! Credits Created By: Caitlin Chan Polina Rudshtein Josh Kim Starring: Do you love to read? You've probably read a
banned book. She currently lives in Potsdam, New York Jonah Jakab