[aisle] Contemporary Banned Books Week with Diversity for Middle School

Christine Wilson wilson.christine at d46.org
Mon Nov 2 14:02:19 CST 2020

I looked at the 100-most banned list on the ALA site, and the only one that
jumped out at me was *The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian *by
Sherman Alexie. Granted, North American Native Americans aren't Hispanic,
but they are related to the Aztec and Maya...

*Bless Me, Ultima* by Rudolfo Anaya, and *The House on Mango Street* by
Sandra Cisneros are rated in Titlewave as adult - I don't know where you
would draw the line for your middle schoolers!

On Mon, Nov 2, 2020 at 11:57 AM Holtz, Alan C. (BMS) via AISLE <
aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Good morning hive-mind,
> This is an interesting one. We just finished celebrating *Banned Books
> Week* with a few of our classes. When we finished up, we evaluated how we
> did. One of the issues was we really didn’t have a book with Hispanic
> characters that was challenged or banned.
> What I’m looking for is middle school appropriate example of challenged
> books that mirror our Hispanic students. Oh, and also, not too out of date…
> Sincerely,
> Alan, Librarian serving Brooks Middle School
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