The most frequently challenged book of the decade by Lynne

http://syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=0807281751/LC.JPG&client=mainep&type=rw12It’s amazing to me that the most frequently challenged book(s) of the last decade was the Harry Potter series. The complaints ranged from it being anti-family and violent to accusations of occultism and Satanism. I’m not usually a series person, but this is one of the few that I read to the end. What was great about this series is that I started by reading this to my kids and by the end of the series, they were reading it to me! Many educators have noted that this page-turning series increased literacy among children and adults, and some studies showed that it had a positive effect on kids’ moral values–that Harry Potter taught them about valuing their friendships and doing the right thing.

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One response to “The most frequently challenged book of the decade by Lynne

  1. aspenlinmer

    That amazes me as well! there are so many positive lessons to learn from this series. I think that the criticism is more out of ignorance (or the simple fact that they haven’t read the books) than anything else. It’s kinda sad really. They don’t know what they are missing. :)

    ~Aspen

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