Magic Tree House
Junie B. Jones
“[I]t’s not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.”
This week marks the 31st annual Banned Books Week, the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. The initiative was originally launched in 1982, and, since then, over 11,300 books have been challenged in schools, bookstores, and libraries. Would it come as a surprise to know that of the ten most challenged titles of 2012, five of them are children’s books?
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the right to read in your classrooms and libraries, be sure to download the below poster!