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It’s Banned Book Week, What’s Your Favorite Title?

In Check This Out on September 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm

It’s Banned Book Week. What’s your favorite banned book?

Here’s the top 10 from 2012 out of 464 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom:

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey.
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie.
    Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher.
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James.
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  5. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group
  6. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green.
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  8. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
    Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence
  9. The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  10. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence

Check out the entire list of Frequently Banned Books.

Happy National Library Week 2012

In Check This Out on April 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm

April 8-14 is National Library Week 2012 – check out your local library’s (public, academic, school) celebration or events.

What’s your favorite book?

Did you know that the below titles made the Top 10 list of banned books in 2011?  How many have you enjoyed?

1) ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle

2) The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa

3) The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins

4) My Mom’s Having A Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler

5) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

6) Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

7) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

8) What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones

9) Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar

10) To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee