Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Banned Book Week, Sept. 27- Oct. 4

It's banned book week. Celebrate your freedom to choose what you read!

The Ten Most Challenged Books of 2007,
in descending order (from Paper Cuts):
  1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  2. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  3. Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes
  4. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  6. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  7. TTYL by Lauren Myracle
  8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  9. It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris
  10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

How many have you read?


  1. I've read "I know why the caged bird sings," "The Chocolate War," and "The Advertures of Huckleberry Finn." I'm always surprised by the titles that make it onto banned book lists. Thanks for the info.

  2. I googled some of these--the ones I was unfamiliar with--to learn more about them, including The Chocolate War--the title's intriguing, at the very least. Would you recommend it?

    Christie, I appreciate your comment, as always!

  3. Thanks for the reference, Suko. I haven't read any of these books!


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