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Banned Books Week – Sept 24 – Oct 1

October 1, 2011

Just because today is the end of Banned Books Week, don’t stop celebrating your freedom to read!

Banned Books Week PosterHere is the list of the top 10 challenged books for 2010 and a nice poster to go along with it.

And Tango Makes Three
by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Reasons: homosexuality, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: offensive language, racism, religious viewpoint, sex education, sexually explicit, violence, unsuited to age group

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
Reasons: insensitivity, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit

Crank
by Ellen Hopkins
Reasons: drugs, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit

The Hunger Games (series)
by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: sexually explicit, violence, unsuited to age group

Lush
by Natasha Friend
Reasons: drugs, sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group

What My Mother Doesn’t Know
by Sonya Sones
Reasons: sexism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
Reasons: drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint

Revolutionary Voices
edited by Amy Sonnie
Reasons: homosexuality, sexually explicit

Twilight (series)
by Stephanie Meyer
Reasons: sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence, unsuited to age group

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