In this issue...
Banned Books Week
Top 10 Banned Books of 2017
Educator Resources on the 1st Amendment
KYTE Learning Challenge on using Overdrive for eBooks
You might wonder why libraries CELEBRATE banned books? It's not the censorship we're celebrating, but rather the freedom to read! Libraries provide access to resources and information for all our students, and the first amendment protects the freedom of speech, thought, and inquiry for all Americans, and requires respect for the right of others to do the same. The event is sponsored by a coalition of organizations dedicated to free expression, including: American Booksellers Association; American Library Association; National Council of Teachers of English, among many others. Read on to learn about the top 10 Banned Books from 2017, resources to teach about the First Amendment, and other events you can participate in during #BannedBooksWeek
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Volume 2, Issue 3
This week's Media Weekly by Mollee Holloman
What are some other titles you might recognize from the all-time Banned Books list? You might be surprised to learn WHY these well-loved children's books have been, and may continue to be, challenged and removed from library shelves!
Click on the image to watch this short YouTube video and learn about the top 10 Banned Books from 2017, why they were banned, and more about #BannedBooksWeek. Perhaps you've read one of these?
Banned & Challenged Picture Books at Edmonton Public Library
8 Frequently Banned Children's Books from Real Simple
Looking for an activity to celebrate Banned Books Week yourself? First off, get reading! Start with one of the many books that find itself on the Banned Books list. Want to take it to the next level? Join the Virtual Read-Out and share a short video with the official Banned Books Week organization. 2017 Virtual Read Outs can be seen on their YouTube channel .
American Library Association Frequently Challenge Children's Books
So what can educators do about fighting censorship and participate during #BannedBooksWeek? There are several great educator resources provided on BannedBooksWeek.org website, which can be accessed by clicking the icon to the left, or link below.
BannedBooksWeek Educator Resources
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Each week in Media Weekly we will highlight a Kyte Learning course. You (alone or with colleagues) can learn a new skill while you add up CEU credits!
To get started, click on the Kyte link and use your DCS login and password.
This week, we challenge you to learn how to access Banned Books (among many others) using the application, Overdrive - DCS secondary schools currently offer eBooks to students and staff using this online portal. Soon, elementary books will also be available to access through Overdrive!