Thursday, October 7, 2010
Honestly, this is one of my favorite weeks in the library world because we're celebrating our fREADom to read what we choose, not just what's available. For more information on Banned Book Week, visit ALA's website. It's chocked FULL of statistics, frequently challenged books, resource guides, etc.
If you can't read what's on the iPod, the list is below. It's the Top Ten Most Challenged Books list for 2010.
1. ttyl, ttfn, l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
Reasons: Drugs, Nudity, Offensive Language, Sexually Explicit, Unsuited to Age Group
2. “And Tango Makes Three,” by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
3. “The Perks of Being A Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: Anti-Family, Drugs, Homosexuality, Offensive Language, Religious Viewpoint, Sexually Explicit, Suicide, Unsuited to Age Group,
4. “To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee
Reasons: Offensive Language, Racism, Unsuited to Age Group
5. Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer
Reasons: Religious Viewpoint, Sexually Explicit, Unsuited to Age Group
6. “Catcher in the Rye,” by J.D. Salinger
Reasons: Offensive Language, Sexually Explicit, Unsuited to Age Group
7. “My Sister’s Keeper,” by Jodi Picoult
10. “The Chocolate War,” by Robert Cormier