Banned Book Week Sept. 27th-Oct. 4th

 Since 1982 the ALA (American Library Association) has been participating/celebrating Banned Book Week and our right to read and write what ever we choose.

The “10 Most Challenged Books of 2007” reflect a range of themes, and consist of the following titles:

1) “And Tango Makes Three,” by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
Reasons: Anti-Ethnic, Sexism, Homosexuality, Anti-Family, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group

2) The Chocolate War,” by Robert Cormier
Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Violence

3) “Olive’s Ocean,” by Kevin Henkes
Reasons: Sexually Explicit and Offensive Language

4) “The Golden Compass,” by Philip Pullman
Reasons:  Religious Viewpoint

5) “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain
Reasons:  Racism

6) “The Color Purple,” by Alice Walker
Reasons: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language,

7) “TTYL,” by Lauren Myracle
Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group

8) “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelou
Reasons:  Sexually Explicit

9) “It’s Perfectly Normal,” by Robie Harris
Reasons:  Sex Education, Sexually Explicit

10) “The Perks of Being A Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons:  Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group

Many Libraries and bookstores will be celebrating the event and you should too. Read a banned book, turn your kid on to a banned book, turn a patron on to a banned book, check out the offcial banned book website, also check out the NCAC site they have great info and links to other info on banned book week, and go to your local banned book events!

On Oct. 1st from 12:00-1:30 the San Francisco Public Library will be hosting a lunchtime banned book reading on the steps outside of the library featuring local writers reading selection from the list. Hope to see ya there.

read a banned book

read a banned book

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