Fight against book bans in the US – level 2

17-04-2024 07:00

Books Unbanned started at the Brooklyn Public Library to help with book censorship in some areas of the United States.

Now, young people under 18 in the whole country can use the library’s books online. Four other libraries, including one in Seattle, liked the idea and did the same thing. The libraries found out that some children wanted library cards because they didn’t have a library nearby. Others wanted books which were banned in their area.

When the libraries asked why the children wanted library cards, they got lots of answers. They saw what young people thought about book censorship and about not having a library nearby.

Difficult words: censorship (not letting people read certain books or watch certain movies), banned (officially stopped).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

"What were some of the reasons young people gave for wanting library cards and accessing banned books?"


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