Banned Books Club

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Join us to read and explore classics that have appeared on banned books lists!

Class Experience

US Grade 8 - 11
For over twenty-five years I have taught literature from the canon, including all of the books in this course, to learners of all ages. I hold bachelor's and master's degrees in literature and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction which qualify me to craft lessons for all-aged learners in reading, discussing, and analyzing works of literature that address a variety of sensitive topics. 
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The books discussed in this class derive from the American & British literary canons, lists of the most significant, important, and influential books of Western literature because of the themes they communicate and the techniques the authors employ to tell their stories on a variety of topics. The philosophy behind this book club is to provide learners with the opportunity to read diverse texts from the canon that present the complexity of the real world and offer learners a healthy space in which to discuss these complexities with sensitivity and empathy. 

For more information about each of the texts, please visit Common Sense Media:

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(117)
Welcome to my classroom! 

For over 25 years I've helped students appreciate literature, develop their rhetorical and creative writing skills, and better organize and complete tasks. A central goal of my teaching & coaching is empowering students... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Completed by 3 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 13-18
3-6 learners per class

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