Banned Books for Kids: Reading Lists and Activities for Teaching Kids to Read Censored Literature (Paperback)

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"The act of reading outside of your experience increases empathy. It broadens our understanding of humanity and our ideas about who we are and what we can be."- Jesmyn Ward

This book is a jewel of a resource for educators and caregivers alike. Help youth understand their right to free expression, information, and imagination. Includes discussion guides, writing prompts, and "read-alike" book suggestions for future reading.


— From Sarah P.


From the American Library Association comes an expansive guide to teaching banned books to children at home or in the classroom, with a forward by renowned children's author Judy Blume.

Books matter. 

In our polarized environment, the censorship and outright banning of children's books remains a major concern for libraries. The American Library Association, an intellectual freedom champion, has created this illuminating and expansive guide for book lovers who hope to teach children the importance of banned literature. With a focus on modern books that have been banned, along with classic literature that continues to be under attack for political or religious reasons, Teaching Banned Books to Kids will educate adults and children about the importance of books. With useful tools and techniques, caregivers and educators will find the best ways to talk about banned books to children.

About the Author

The American Library Association is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 57,000 members.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781728266008
ISBN-10: 1728266009
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication Date: September 18th, 2023
Pages: 224
Language: English