UNITED STATES The theme for this year’s Banned Books Week is “Celebrating Diversity.” Why do you think books by diverse authors or featuring diverse content are disproportionately challenged and banned? (Guardian) Learn more about challenged and banned books with our resources, polls, and maps. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas This week is Banned Books … Continue reading Banned Books Week: Celebrating Diversity
WORLD French mayors have banned full-body swimsuits known as “burkinis” from beaches, citing public order concerns. (Washington Post) Read through our study guide on hijab to better understand this misunderstood concept, and ideas about how to discuss it in class. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Some French mayors have banned “burkinis” (sometimes spelled “burqinis”) … Continue reading What Are Burkinis? Why Are They Banned?
UNITED STATES Upwards of 11,300 books have been challenged for content that some consider to be offensive, according to the American Library Association. Books featuring teen Native Americans, on-the-run alien lovers, gay penguins, and middle-school theater geeks topped the latest list. (CNN) Have you read any of this year’s most-challenged books? Take our polls and tell us about it! Teachers, scroll down for a quick … Continue reading ‘Banned Books Week’ Champions Challenged Literature