E-book Suggestions: Kids’s Banned or Challenged Books

Really useful by Barb Husch, Department Supervisor, Forestville Library

Throughout Banned Books Week, Sept. 18-24, we regularly overview lists that embody books which were challenged or banned through the years. Kids’s books are usually not resistant to being challenged or banned, so I’m recommending a pair which might be typically discovered on numerous lists.

Walter the Farting Canine: Banned from the Seaside by William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray and Elizabeth Gundy

Walter has a digestive downside that manifests as flatulence. Children who’re studying or listening to this story, illustrated by Audrey Colman, all the time giggle and discover this topic very humorous, as they’ve for generations. 

Nevertheless, the books are extra than simply humorous as a result of Walter can also be a hero who rises to the event in dramatic style when his proprietor’s belongings – or they themselves – are in peril. Who doesn’t love a hero? 

The Harry Potter collection by J.Ok Rowling

The Harry Potter collection has been challenged for years due to its inclusion of magic, spells and sinister characters. Nevertheless, Harry and his pals attempt to do what’s proper to save lots of each those that are magically gifted and those that are usually not. 

A lot of the motion takes place at Hogwarts College of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the tales are stuffed with magic, journey and fabulous characters. Many reluctant readers have been caught up in Harry’s world via this collection, which pulls them in and retains them studying till the final web page!

Discover out why these and different youngsters’s books have been challenged or banned at epl.org/booklist/shhhh-these-kids-books-have-been-banned-or-challenged.

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