More timely this year although celebrating banned books is a yearlong endeavor!
Happy Banned Books Week! M. E. Kerr has joined the ranks of authors who have works banned or challenged for various reasons. I will follow the tradition of sharing previously gathered information below:
Reprinted by permission of the American Library Association
As it is Banned Books Week, it seems like the right time to note books by M. E. Kerr that have been banned or challenged over the years. I will list what I have gathered over the years.
Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack -Banned or challenged for “references to religion, drug use and potential use of heroin.”
Gentlehands – Banned or challenged for “showing one Nazi in a positive light.”
Hello I Lied – Banned or challenged for “homosexual content.”
I’ll Love You When You’re More Like Me – Banned or challenged because “a character has a gay friend.”
Night Kites – Banned or challenged for “discussing AIDS and homosexuality.”
I believe the following titles were “challenged” which means questioned but not banned:
Deliver Us from Evie
Slap Your Sides
What Became of Her
Common Core Standards and Banned Books Week: A Thematic Guide to Introducing Banned and Challenged Books in the Classroom