Censorship in Young Adult Literature


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Which category of books are most likely to be challenged?

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1. Which of the following choices is NOT a common reason for a censorship challenge in contemporary young adult literature?

2. Why are books most often challenged?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your understanding of book censorship, and in young adult literature specifically. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know about reasons for censorship challenges, as well as trends in censorship and the attempted censorship of the book And Tango Makes Three.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The category of books most likely to be challenged
  • Why the book And Tango Makes Three has been challenged
  • Reasons for a censorship challenge in contemporary young adult literature
  • A major trend in the challenging of non fiction teen books
  • Why books are most often challenged

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts of book censorship to examine information about young adult literature and young adult non fiction in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how and why contemporary young adult literature in particular is often challenged
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of book censorship to answer a question about And Tango Makes Three

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about book censorship? Then check out the accompanying lesson on Censorship in YA Literature. This lesson explores the following questions:

  • What is book censorship?
  • What hot button issues are often explored in young adult literature?
  • How many books were challenged between 1990 and 2010?
  • What is the difference between book censorship and book challenges?
  • What category of books is most likely to be challenged and why?
  • Who typically challenges books?
  • What are some of the most challenged books in recent history?