Rivendell Library

National Banned Books Week: September 30-October 6, 2012

Why Are Books Banned?

Banned because of “nudity; Mickey loses his pajamas during his fall into the kitchen.”

According to the American Library Association, books are usually banned “with the best intentions—to protect others, frequently children, from difficult ideas and information.” Adults often challenge books because they are worried that children will be frightened or won’t understand the ideas in the book.   Books are also challenged or banned because adults believe that they are appropriate for older children in a school but not the younger children who attend the school.
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