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Banned Books Week 2016: The History of Banned Books

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In honor of Banned Books Week 2016, we continue our examination of banning books. Yesterday, we looked at the Banned Books Week 2016: The Most Frequently Challenged Books​. Today, we take a look at the history of Banned Books.

A quick search of "the history of banned books" brings up tons of resources -- but which are best to use?

PBS provides activities and lessons to use with students in high school. One even includes a letter about censorship of a piece in an AP* English course. You can check them out here: The history of book banning in America – Lesson Plan | Lesson Plan | PBS NewsHour Extra

The Huffington Post provides a short list of significant moments in the history of banned books -- have you read any of these titles? 6 Historical High Points For Book Banning | Huffington Post

This infographic from Electric Literature provides a timeline of banned books, and gives the reasons why: