banned.gifBanned Books!

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.”—Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas (ALA Quotes)

No everyone loves books. Some people want to prevent others from reading particular books. Let's read these banned books and see why people are challenging this literature.


Your mission is to read a book that has been challenged. Then, persuade fifth graders to read the book.


Follow these steps:


Let's share our wiki with fifth graders and ask them to make comments. Which books will they choose to read?