ALA Freadom Slide 2013 (2)

http://www.bannedbooksweek.org

Think for yourself and let others do the same.
Celebrate your freedom to read.

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“Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”

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The most frequently challenged book of 2012 is Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants. You can find the entire top ten here or just read on . . .

  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

How strongly do I feel that books should not be banned? I just added a link to Fifty Shades of Grey to my blog. *Shudder*

As for me, I’ll be donning my banned books bracelet all this week to remind me of the importance of our freedom to read. Harry Potter, A Wrinkle in time, Howl, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Go Ask Alice, Huckleberry Finn, The Color Purple, Annie On My Mind, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are among a few of the books that have been banned.

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BANNED BOOK???

 

 

 

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