This week was Banned Books Week.
In the Library, we looked at some of the surprising reasons books have been banned, or officially challenged. Within schools and libraries, across the globe.
For example, did you know that parents in America objected to the ‘Captain Underpants’ books on the grounds of nudity, (although he is wearing underpants!) the characters were also rude to their principal
Harry Potter books have been banned in some schools in the UK and parts of the USA ( even burnt in some American states) because they are accused of promoting witchcraft.
Animal Farm was banned at the same time in America, for being too pro-communist and in Russia for being anti-communist!
Luckily for us, these books are not banned at Sweyne Park, so why not become a rebel reader and see what all the fuss is about?