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Celebrate the FREADOM to Read: Banned Book Week

ALA Freadom Slide 2013 (2)

Every year countless books are challenged or banned;  2012 was no different. Many thanks to the American Library Association for the list of challenged books and the reasons for the challenge.  Do you recognize any of these books?  Have you read any?

  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

I’ve read a few, including these…

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Banned Books as Art

I made a collage of books that I’ve read recently that are on the banned or challenged list.  What are your thoughts?

Have  you read any of these?