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Banned Books Week: Day 1

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Banned Books!
What’s the big idea?
Some people think these books are bad for kids to read and they decide to challenge or ban them.
I think the right to read belongs to the caregiver of each child.
I’ll be counting down the Top 10 challenged/banned books of 2014-2015.

10.   Drama, by Raina Telgemeier

 Drama, by Raina Telgemeier
Drama is a graphic novel (double points for that!!) and was challenged because it was sexually explicit.

9.  A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard

A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard
A Stolen Life is the real life story of young Jaycee Dugard who was kidnapped when she was a child.
Amazingly, she turned up ALIVE (!!!!) 18 years later.  How anything about this poor child’s like can be banned is beyond
me. Reasons:drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group
What age group are you giving this to? Five-year-olds? Kids need to read this story!

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.