A guide created to help middle school students learn about intellectual freedom.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2017
Eleanor and Park
Publication Date: 2013-02-26
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
Publication Date: 2015-08-25
"When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all"
Publication Date: 1999-10-22
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.
Looking for Alaska
Publication Date: 2006-12-28
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
Publication Date: 2004-04-06
A political satire in which animals take over running a farm but find their utopian state turning into a dictatorship.
Publication Date: 2012-09-01
Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.
Publication Date: 2004-06-01
Contains black-and-white comic strip images in which the author shares the story of her life in Tehran, Iran, where she lived from ages six to fourteen while the country came under control of the Islamic regime.
To CENSOR is to delete (a word or passage of text)
CENSORSHIP is the act or practice of censoring
A CHALLENGED book is one that a person or a group attempts to remove or restrict.
A BANNED book is one that is succesfully removed from a collection.
For Americans, speech and press are two of the human rights protected by the FIRST AMENDMENT to the US CONSTITUTION.
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