Every September, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose and the importance of ensuring the availability of all viewpoints. I chose the books below from a list of frequently challenged books. What’s the difference between a challenge and a ban? According to the American Library Association, “A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials.” Because of the efforts of librarians, teachers and many other concerned citizens, most challenges do not succeed. As always, my star ratings apply to the Web sites, not the books they feature.
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