Banned books are books or other printed works such as essays or plays which are prohibited by law or to which free access is not permitted. The practice of banning books is a form of censorship, from political, legal, religious, moral, or (less often) commercial motives. 

 

What is involved in the week?

We will be hanging quotes and putting together displays highlighting banned books and the impact of censorship. We will also be holding events in the library at lunch. This is a great opportunity to discuss why information is censored and the damaging effects of censorship. We hope the week and discussions held in class should promote a questioning spirit in students in the age of ‘fake news’ pushing them to look for evidence.