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Banned Books Week-Day 2

 

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8.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

 Click the link for My review . Why this book is on the banned book list every year is beyond mystifying.

 

7.  The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner is one of those books you need to read more than once to appreciate
the many facets of this beautiful story of two young friends.

This book is always on the list, it seems, for these reasons: Offensive language, unsuited to age group, violence
I dunno.  This book is real world. Again, what age group are you giving this to?

Have you read either of these books? What are your thoughts?  If you’re just now getting around to either, they qualify for the Diversity Challenge also.

 

 

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

2 replies on “Banned Books Week-Day 2”

I’m loving your posts on banned books. When I worked as a children’s librarian I dealt with people wanting to ban books all the time – often for the most trivial reasons. I think I’ll decorate with banned books this week – I have lots.

I appreciate their desire to protect kids but you cannot protect kids that arent you’re own!

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