The Task

Here's your Situation: You need to visit your school's library to select a book for your Individual Realistic Fiction Reading Unit. Remember, the realistic fiction genre contains stories which could be true but aren't!

Here's your Problem: Your selected book may not be available because a concerned parent group has challenged the selection and would like to ban it from the school's library.

Here's your Quest: After identifying your role, you will conduct research to find the answers to the following questions:

° How does censorship work?
° Who can challenge a book currently available?
° Can a book really be banned? Why? How?
° Do students have 1st Amendment Rights, too?

Here's your Job: Use your information to determine the pros and cons about challenging books and present your case for or against banning your book.

You will:

Go to the Process Page to find out
To Ban or Not To Ban