Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Banning a Bridge

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

This book was banned or challenged so many times before 2001 that it was #8 on the American Library Association’s list of 100 most banned or challenged books from 1990 to 2000!  The most common reason for banning or challenging this book is the theme of death.  Other reasons include: offensive language and concerns that it promotes Satanism, violence, and witchcraft.  One town in Connecticut went so far as to say that having the book in schools violated the First Amendment “since the use of witchcraft in the book equated with the Wiccan religion.”  

Source: Baldassarro, R. Wolf. (2012).  http://bannedbooks.world.edu/2012/11/04/banned-books-awareness-bridge-to-terabithia/

No comments: