12 thoughts on “Which Book Should You Read to Celebrate Banned Books Week? (Flow Chart)

  1. theorangutanlibrarian says:

    Absolutely awesome post!! I love so many of the books on here (and I just heard for the first time that Eleanor and Park was controversial/banned- that pretty much blows my mind). I literally love so many of the books on here and there are a fair number on here I still need to read *shifts guiltily* πŸ˜‰


  2. Jennifer @sleepingsuburb says:

    These flow charts are amazing! I’ll definitely come here when I want to find my next read πŸ™‚


  3. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    YES. Now, this is a flow chart I can get behind. I love how the contemporary authors section is just two Morrison books. Crushing it. The only books on this list I *haven’t* read are The Invisible Man and Leaves of Grass. I’ll have to read one of them ASAP!

    Great flow chart!


    • Krysta says:

      It’s basically a week set aside to remind people of the importance of freedom of speech. Schools and libraries may feature banned or challenged books or encourage people to read them. Banned books have been removed from school or library shelves. Challenged books faced attempts for removal but stayed on the shelves. Even if one parent in the middle of a tiny town no one’s heard of challenges a book by asking that third graders in a local school not read it because they think the content is too mature for that grade, and someone reports the challenge, the book could, I believe, then be listed as a challenged book.

      Some people this year have vaguely mentioned that censorship is moving online. So instead of a parent writing to the school board asking that third graders not read a book till they are older, you might have people on the Internet asking a publisher to pull a book entirely. But I don’t believe any official organization has updated their definitions of banned or challenged books to include this trend as it’s so recent.

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      • Artsyteen777 says:

        Wow! That it so cool I love it. I recently heard that The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein was taken off of hundreds of library shelves because it exposed kids to a child “not being cared for by his parents” and the crazy idea of this tree taking care of the kid. Would that be an example? I love the concept that is awesome!!


        • Krysta says:

          That’s an interesting criticism! I don’t know that we can assume his parents are neglecting the boy just because we don’t see them in the story! But, yes, that would count as a banned book since it was successfully removed.

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