Friday, September 26, 2008

Banned Book Week


Just a reminder that this is the American Library Association's Banned Book Week (until October 4th). From the ALA, here is the list of the Top 10 Frequently Challenged Books:

1) “And Tango Makes Three,” by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
2) "The Chocolate War,” by Robert Cormier
3) “Olive’s Ocean,” by Kevin Henkes
4) “The Golden Compass,” by Philip Pullman
5) “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain
6) “The Color Purple,” by Alice Walker
7) "TTYL,” by Lauren Myracle
8) "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelou
9) “It’s Perfectly Normal,” by Robie Harris
10) "The Perks of Being A Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky

Go out and read one today!

Visit Devourer of Books for some great banned books posters! The image above is from an article in The Catholic Register regarding a Catholic school district banning The Golden Compass for its "aetheistic ideology."

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