QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Banned and Challenged Books?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and is typically held during the last week of September. Banned Books week is designed to highlight the value of free and open access to information. This year's Banned Books Week runs from September 22 - 28.

How much do you know about banned books? Test your knowledge with our Takeaway quiz. This quiz is made up of information provided by the American Library Association. To find out more facts about banned books, visit the ALA.



T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

Phyllis Gold Berenson from San Francisco

In the late 1960's and early 1970's I owned a small bookstore in Wilton, Connecticut. The local high school banned "Soul on Ice" and "Slaughterhouse Five." I don't recall the genesis of the bans, but it was probably parental complaints in that conservative community.
We felt strongly that books should not be banned for any reason. We ordered cases of these books and gave free copies to anyone who asked for them.
I don't recall any backlash from our regular customers, and the high school students were very supportive. I feel good to this day about what we did!

Sep. 24 2013 04:36 PM
DOB from LES

Every year, as winter approaches, concerned parents band together to fight the continuing spread of Santanism.

Sep. 24 2013 08:55 AM

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