Monday, September 29, 2008

Banned Books Week - 9/27 - Oct. 4, 2008

This is Banned Books Week – September 27 – Oct. 4, 2008. Every year at this time, the American Library Association celebrates the freedom of Americans to read– as they have for the past 27 years. Every year there are challenges - just a few weeks ago, rumors flew about a Vice Presidential candidate questioning a library's holdings. The very idea raised a red flag in many quarters.

The ALA provides statistics on most frequently challenged titles and authors on an annual basis.
To read more about it visit the ALA's Banned Books Page.

These titles were the most frequently challenged books in 2007"

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

If you have read and enjoyed any of these books, aren’t you glad you had the right to read them?

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