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Banned Books Week
October 1-7th 2023

-Resource List compiled by the LGBTQ2S+ and Intellectual Freedom Committees

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Here are ideas/resources for ND Libraries to use and implement in their library displays:

1. Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Doors display-- A way of displaying diversity (Source: National Council of Teachers of English)

a. Children see themselves in books (mirrors)
b. Children learn about others in books, creating empathy (windows)
c. Children can use their imagination to walk into other worlds (sliding doors)
d. Created by Rudine Sims Bishop

2. History of Banned Books in America (Source: Research Guides at Harvard Library)

3. Know Your Rights (Source: Banned Book Week)

4. ALA List of Ideas (Source: American Library Association)

5. Books That Shaped America (Source: Library of Congress)

6. Banned Books Pop Up Display Guide (Source: Zinn Education Project)

7. How to Create a Good Banned Book Display (Source: Book Riot)

8. Student Advocates for Speech-- Includes teen short essay contest (Source: National Coalition Against Censorship)

9. Literacy-Related School Resources (Source: ReadWriteThink)

10. Read Banned Books | Penguin Random House (Banned Wagon Tour)

Learn more about Banned Books Week at:

 #Books4All, #LetFreedomReadDay, and #BannedBooksWeek

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