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Lanphier High School

1300 North 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
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Students Investigate Banned Books, Censorship, & Intellectual Freedom

October 4, 2021

Banned Books Week in the LHS Library 2021

Ms. Poe's & Ms. Thompson's classes took full advantage of library services during Banned Books Week by bringing their students into the library for a gallery walk discussion activity. Students analyzed statistics on banned and challenged books, watched videos from authors and the ALA on the topic of banned books, and discussed with each other and Mrs. Corcoran the importance of upholding intellectual freedom and celebrating our freedom to read. Students were surprised by the amount of books on last year's top banned and challenged books list that they had not only read, but read in class as part of the curriculum!