Banned Books Week is September 24-October 1, 2005. Did you know that The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier is the most challenged book? Visit ALA for the list of the 10 most challenged books.

Also read what it means to censor a book at the ALA site:

http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/bannedbooksweek.htm

Most of the information is found under Banned Books Week.

Why are books banned? How do you handle a book or material that is challenged? Does your district have a good process for dealing with challenged materials/books? If you don’t know the answer to that question, look for the “Reconsideration of Materials” in your School Board Policy Manual.

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