Monday, September 28, 2009

Banned Books Week!

That's right YA Freshers, the last week of September is the time to celebrate Banned Books Week! Every year, literature is challenged in one form or another. Some are shouted from the hill tops and others not detected at all. So now is your week to celebrate your freedom to read.

Here is the Top 10 Banned Books in 2008 compiled by the American Library Association:

And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Reasons: anti-ethnic, anti-family, homosexuality, religious viewpoint, and unsuited to age group

His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman
Reasons: political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, and violence

TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series), by Lauren Myracle
Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group

Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
Reasons: occult/satanism, religious viewpoint, and violence

Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
Reasons: occult/satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, and violence

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs, homosexuality, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, suicide, and unsuited to age group

Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar
Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group

Uncle Bobby's Wedding, by Sarah S. Brannen
Reasons: homosexuality and unsuited to age group

The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group

Flashcards of My Life, by Charise Mericle Harper
Reasons: sexually explicit and unsuited to age group

For more lists of frequently challenged books check out the ALA site here.

Happy Banned Reading!


8 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, Kelly! I've read a few, and see I need to get to work on the others!

abbee lee said...

Wow, this is not good...

Chris Brown said...

Its a shame of what this country have come to god bless us all and may the lord protect us..

ReaderGirl said...

YAY for banned books!

london said...

My friends are shouting but i have no problem ....for banned book..

Anonymous said...

My YA Book blog is reviewing banned books this week...feel free to take a look if you're looking for suggestions on what to read!

BrittLit said...

Banned books are so silly, some of them are just plain ridiculous the reason they are banned.

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