Authors of Banned Books

Age Level: 14–up  Grade Level: 9–12

A series of books for high schoolers, each featuring a different author of fiction whose books have been subject to challenges and bans in libraries and schools. Includes biographical details, literary criticism, and history. Will include arguments of those opposed to these books and arguments of the books’ supporters to help readers decide for themselves whether they should be banned.

  • Dovetails with Banned Books Week in September
  • Informs readers about free press issues
  • Presents arguments for and against the books and allows young readers to form their own opinions
  • Includes literacy analysis and criticism
  • Supports the Language Arts curriculum
  • 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"
  • 160pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs
  • Contains a glossary, chapter notes, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2008
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J. K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling

Banned, Challenged, and Censored

Joan Vos MacDonald
J.K. Rowling is the famous author of the Harry Potter books, which have delighted children and adults worldwide. However, some people contend that they endorse witchcraft and New Age religion, and they want the books banned...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2687-2
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $35.94
Discount Price: $26.95

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

Banned, Challenged, and Censored

Maurene J. Hinds
John Steinbeck, author of the GRAPES OF WRATH, OF MICE AND MEN, and EAST OF EDEN, is generally accepted as one of the greatest American authors of the twentieth century. His classic books are frequently studied in school...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2688-9
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $35.94
Discount Price: $26.95

Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle

Banned, Challenged, and Censored

Marilyn McClellan
Madeleine L’Engle is a famous writer of fantasy for young people. Her best-known book, A WRINKLE IN TIME, has been loved by generations of readers and lauded by critics. But some people claim that L’Engle’s writing endorses a New Age philosophy and they have asked that her books be removed from schools and libraries...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2708-4
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $35.94
Discount Price: $26.95

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Banned, Challenged, and Censored

Michelle M. Houle
Mark Twain—the pen name of Samuel L. Clemens—is considered to be one of the greatest American writers, and ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN is thought by many to be the most important American novel. However, the language and attitudes in Twain’s books make many people uncomfortable, since they reflect a more racist time in our country’s history...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2689-6
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $35.94
Discount Price: $26.95

Robert Cormier

Robert Cormier

Banned, Challenged, and Censored

Wendy Hart Beckman
Robert Cormier was one of the most widely respected authors of young adult fiction. His books have been acclaimed by critics and loved by readers. However, his realistic worldview and mature themes and language have made him a target of those who do not believe young people should be exposed to such books in school...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2691-9
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $35.94
Discount Price: $26.95

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