Banned Books Week is only a month away!!  What will you be reading this year?  

I’ve picked up “Mexican WhiteBoy” by Matt de la Peña, which school boards across Arizona have banned.  

Read something, you guys!  Last year I read The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie.  

According to the ALA, the 10 most challenged titles of 2011 were:

  1. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle. Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  2. The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa.  Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  3. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins.  Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence
  4. My Mom’s Having A Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler.  Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie.  Reasons: offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  6. Alice(series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.  Reasons: nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint
  7. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley.  Reasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit
  8. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones.  Reasons: nudity; offensive language; sexually explicit
  9. Gossip Girl(series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar.  Reasons: drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.  Reasons: offensive language; racism

HP didn’t make the list?  But Harper Lee will be on that list until the day I die, I’m sure.  

Get it, guys.  

  1. thecardiganlibrarian reblogged this from gloriousclio and added:
    I can only check off three. Clearly I need to be more controversial in my literary choices.
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Alice Books. They nourish my inner middle schooler ^^ I wish I had read them when I was younger, in...
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    ohh To Kill a Mockingbird was one of my favorites! wait… Gossip Girl was banned? Seriously???
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    WELP, I’ll be picking up a couple of these from work next month….
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