Banned Book Week is here.
It is time to bring out those books which are removed from certain places for different reasons.
It is time to read something dangerous.
Something that might just challenge free speech.
Something that might make you think…..differently…..outside of the box…..for yourself.
Some of the banned books are…
The Catcher in they Rye
To Kill a Mockingbird
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
and many, many more.
To see a list of 100 Banned or Challenged long standing books click here.
The 10 Most Challenged Books of 2010 were…
And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Reasons: homosexuality, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: offensive language, racism, religious viewpoint, sex education, sexually explicit, violence, unsuited to age group
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Reasons: insensitivity, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit
Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
Reasons: drugs, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit
The Hunger Games (series), by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: sexaully explicit, violence, unsuited to age group
Lush, by Natasha Friend
Reasons: drugs, sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group
What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
Reasons: sexism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Reasons: drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint
Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie
Reasons: homosexuality, sexually explicit
Twilight (series), by Stephanie Meyer
Reasons: sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence, unsuited to age group
In honor of Banned Book Week choose a book, something really….banned…. and read.
I know that I will.