Monday, September 27, 2010

Banned Book Week


Banned Books Week (September 25 - October 2, 2010) celebrates the freedom to choose what to read or the freedom to express one's opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox.

Books can be banned or challenged.  

A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group.  A banning is the removal of those materials.  Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others.  Due to the commitment of librarians, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens, most challenges are unsuccessful and most materials are retained in the school curriculum or library collection.

List of Most Commonly Challenged Books in United States


READ A GOOD BANNED/CHALLENGED BOOK TODAY!


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5 comments:

Ann said...

I tried to banned my kids from reading Harry Potter, but they read them any way.

I was surprised when i was an adult to find out Enid Blyton books were banned in New Zealand. I loved her books.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, I read some of these books in high school.

1984
Tom Sawyer
Huckleberry Finn
Call of the Wild
Grapes of Wrath
A Separate Peace

No wonder I am so depraved.

I shouldn't have let my 12 year old read the Captain Underpants books either.

TheCunningRunt said...

What a wonderful list of books which every educated person ought to read! Thanks for championing the cause of intellectual freedom ( as if you wouldn't !)

My Grama's Soul said...

Amen to that!!

Xo

Jo

Pagan Sphinx said...

Thanks for this, Mary. Always a good reminder to celebrate our freedom to read.