Before we even get into this post, let me clearly state my opinion: I do not support banning books. I support allowing people the freedom to choose and form their own educated opinions. I didn't put this up to tell students not to read books. I put it up to spark discussion and hopefully get them interested in reading some of the books on the list. Now that that's out of the way...
We don't have a library at our school so every couple weeks we take our students to the public library to check out or renew books. A few weeks ago they had a display of banned and challenged books, which totally captivated the students.
When I took down our Valentine's Day bulletin board (which was too ugly to share) I decided to take a break from seasonal boards and make my own banned book board. The name is kind of misleading because these books haven't all been banned. Some have only been challenged.
I was also selective in what books I put up. The only ones on the board are books that myself or other staff members have read and could justify having on display in school. I also have pamphlets about these books around our common area that the library kindly gave me.
I think this is the most talked about bulletin board I've ever done. The students wanted to know all about certain books - what they're about, where they're banned, why they're banned, etc. What better way to get kids interested in reading something than to tell them they can't read it, right?
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