Sunday, September 7, 2014

BW37: Banned Books Month

Banned Books Week is September 21 through 27th.  I thought we'd get a head start and declare the rest of the month - Banned Books Month. The most frequently challenged books in the past year due to offensive language, violence, sexually explicit, unsuitable for certain age groups and drugs or alcohol are:  

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey 
  2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
  9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
  10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
This year, the banned books committee will highlight graphic novels since Captain Underpants and Smith's Bone series are in the top ten.

Many events will be taking place across the nation and also the blogosphere as people take to the internet for a virtual read in of banned books.

Check out the American Library Associations website for all activities and lists relating to most challenged books, including classics such as The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ulysses and All the Kings Men to name a few.

Join me in reading a banned book or two or three this month. 


Link to your reviews:    Please link to your specific book review post and not your general blog link. In the Your Name field, type in your name and the name of the book in parenthesis. In the Your URL field leave a link to your specific post. If you don't have a blog, tell us about the books you are reading in the comment section of this post. 

1 comment:

  1. I was out of town from Friday on and didn't get my entry in before this expired. Here's my Week 37 book: The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie.


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