September 22-28th is Banned Books Week! This is a week that we can use to celebrate our freedom to read, and get the kids in our libraries talking.
And in the same style as the Magpige Librarian, Steal my Banned Books Display!!
I made display’s in both my junior fiction and teen area. First, junior fiction:
And the Teen Section:
For both sections I printed off the long pieces of paper that said “BANNED” and taped them across the fronts of the book so parts or all of the titles were covered up. For some, I put it on the spine as well as across the front. To Download the basic “BANNED” template from publisher, Click Here! (publisher document, editable!)
In the Junior Fiction section I wanted to include some information for curious parents so I put this together real quick which has links for more information. (I printed it double sided). Click Here to download the parent guide to banned and challenged books!
I then printed off information about why each book was banned or challenged and then when I could find it, included a quote from the author about censorship or challenges to their books. For the rest of the signs I either just hand painted (the black construction paper ones) or got them from wonderful people on the internet!
The bookmarks inside of each book that say “I Read Banned Books” are from Tracee Orman’s Teachers pay Teachers account (Free download!)
Here is another free download from Teachers pay Teachers, in this case it is from Mrs. Mutolo. It includes the “Don’t Read These Books” and “Some People Think They’re Dangerous!” signs as well as some more bookmarks.
The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression has some great posters that are free to download and print.
There’s also this, which I found on pinterest and have no idea who to credit because I can’t zoom in far enough.