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Student Chat: A Banned Book Club

Last year at a Florida high school, a group of students met monthly for an untraditional extracurricular: a Banned Book Club. In this teacher (student!) chat, Dr. Jennifer Buehler interviews students Via, Reva, and Rachel about their decision to start the club, what they’ve read, discussed, and discovered – and what advice they have for students and teachers considering a Banned Book Club of their own.


“Through our research we hope that we can show we can talk about these topics at a mature level and that we can understand these very difficult topics – even though some other people may say that we cannot” - Via



Headed to NCTE this Fall? You’ll be able to hear directly from the students themselves as they present an analysis of their Banned Book Club discussions alongside their teacher Dr. Lisa Scherff.


Title: “We Can’t Be Sheltered: High School Students’ Analysis of Talk in a Banned Books Club”

Date: FRIDAY 11/17/23

Time: 9:30-10:45 EST


If you or someone you know may be interested in sharing a Teacher Story or joining us for a Teacher Chat about the day-to-day work of everyday advocacy, please contact us.


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