Thursday, September 25, 2014

Banned Books Through the Use of Infographics!

I love reading banned/challenged books and promoting Banned Books Week! I found an enlightening article through the Huffington Post website titled Banned Books By The Numbers by Maddie Crum. The article highlights which books are banned/challenged the most and also mentiones which US States ban/challenge books the most + more!! 

In the article, Crum writes the following:
Banned Books Week, an annual event organized by the American Library Association (ALA), grants readers, parents, teachers and librarians an opportunity to discuss the value of unhindered expression.
Throughout the week, The Huffington Post will highlight voices from various communities impacted by censorship, including LGBT readers, religious writers and Latino bibliophiles. We will share an excerpt from a frequently challenged graphic novel, and examine the effect book banning has had on literature historically. We've also invited our readers -- especially those in the education field -- to share photos of the banned books they teach or admire.
We've also taken a look at data provided by the ALA* about which books and authors have been challenged recently, where those challenges occur, and what the cited reasons are for said challenges.
Click on the top link to see the infographics provided in Maddie Crum's article! 

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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