Article Title

Bible among list of banned books…

Authors

Cat Mauldin

Newspaper

Seaside Signal

Date

9-18-1997

Challenged Material

The Bible, Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine, The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou, It's perfectly normal by Robie Harris, The chocolate war by Robert Cormier, Catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger, Bridges to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, Forever by Judy Blume, My brother Sam is dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, When heroes die by Penny Raife Durant

Reading Level

all levels

Location

Seaside (challenge to When heroes die)

Participants

Seaside Library

Outcome

retained

Photo Caption

Reita Fackerell displays many of the books that have been banned over the years.

Abstract

The Seaside Library highlighted Banned Books Week by creating a display of materials challenged in the U.S. Librarian Reita Fackerell explained the library's mission is to provide reading materials, "regardless of their content", for all members of the public and to support the freedom to choose one's own reading material. Many books are challenged because of sex, profanity, violence, and racism but also because readers do not like the ending. Titles challenged most frequently in 1996, throughout the U.S., are discussed.

Keywords

American Library Association, Library Bill of Rights, Martin Luther, Shakespeare, "Sex" by Madonna

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