Monday, September 22 begins Banned Books Week. Every year our library celebrates with awesome displays. This year we have three different Banned Books displays. The first display was inspired by a cool infographic found on WeldonOwen, "22 of their favorite banned books" color-coded by their reason for being banned. My original idea was to take the exact books from the infographic and then create color-coded sashes like the infographic.
However the Upper School Library did not have all the books on the list. I was able to borrow a few from the Middle School Library but I was still short quite a few books. I used the ALA's list of frequently banned or challenged books and found 23 total from our library. I researched each book and found the reason for it being banned or challenged and the year it was banned or challenged. I then created "sashes" in Photoshop with the year in one of six colors (I did not have books for all eight categories as the infographic had). The Six categories I used were: Religion, Politics, Sexism, Sexuality, Cultural Differences, and Racism.
Using the same layout as the infographic, I created a sign for the 23 books along with the six categories.