Banned Books Week Project

Carlie Bowen

Banned Books Week September 27th- October 3rd

Information on Banned Books Week

"Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. This event begins around September 27th and ends near October 3rd. This is a time when the whole book community can come together to support the freedom to seek and express ideas. Books are usually challenged to protect children from inappropriate things. Like if a book is too sexually explicit, or contains offensive language then it would most likely be considered inappropriate." In someways i think that books shouldn't be banned because if they were put on the shelf's then the people who put them there must have seen something good in them.

Two peoples thoughts on Banned Books Week

  • “Something will be offensive to someone in every book, so you've got to fight it.” - Judy Blume, Goodreads
  • “Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.”- Stephen Chbosky, Goodreads

Facts On The Banned Book Captain Underpants

According to Captain Underpants was the number one most challenged book of 2012 and 2013. This book was challenged due to offensive language, unsuited for age group, and violence.

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

In Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants video on banning books he tries to explain why people would ban the book Captain Underpants. *Offensive Language: Aside from potty jokes, the books contain no inappropriate language.
Dav Pilkey, Creator of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, on Banning Books

Quotes by Dave Pilkey on Banned Books

--Dav Pilkey, Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

“two wrongs dont make a right”

--Pilkey has a thing or two to say about banned books: "I understand that people are entitled to their own opinions about books, but it should be just that: a difference of opinion. Instead of saying 'I don't think that children should read this book,' just add a single word: 'I don't think that my child should read this book.'