Freedom to Read
February 20, 2011 by Jen Hong
February 20-26, 2011 is Freedom to Read Week in Canada! Swing by the library and check out our display of banned and challenged books. You may be surprised by what what you find. Click on the link and read more about important issues like censorship and intellectual freedom. Check out the challenged and banned booklist!
Challenged for including magic and witchcraft and was removed from classroom use, but not from the school library in one Ontario school district.
Was banned from the Surrey school district for 'promoting homosexual lifestyles." A group objected to the banning by taking it to the Supreme Court.
Challenged in the Sechelt School District because the book promoted an anti-logging perspective. The school board rejected the request to have the book removed.