John D. Hardy Elementary School Library
Lisa Rogers, Library Teacher
What? Harry Potter banned? Scary Stories II? The Lorax--challenged?
My students are outraged that someone would limit their freedom to read these favorites. Yet as we delve into the specifics, they become cautious. What about that masked man with a gun threatening a sleeping child in Steven Kellogg’s Pinkerton, Behave! What about the concealed nudity in Amy Timberlake’s The Dirty Cowboy—a book that first-graders find hilarious and but that fifth-graders find embarrassing?
Building Fifth-Graders' Critical Thinking by Investigating Banned and Challenged Books at Hardy Elementary School