In honor of Banned Books Week 2016, we continue our examination of banning books. Yesterday, we looked at the Banned Books Week 2016: The Most Frequently Challenged Books. Today, we take a look at the history of Banned Books.
A quick search of "the history of banned books" brings up tons of resources -- but which are best to use?
PBS provides activities and lessons to use with students in high school. One even includes a letter about censorship of a piece in an AP* English course. You can check them out here: The history of book banning in America – Lesson Plan | Lesson Plan | PBS NewsHour Extra
The Huffington Post provides a short list of significant moments in the history of banned books -- have you read any of these titles? 6 Historical High Points For Book Banning | Huffington Post
This infographic from Electric Literature provides a timeline of banned books, and gives the reasons why: https://electricliterature.com/infographic-banned-books-through-history-993ff0e65f2f#.zctrts5ew