I read banned books

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Although I don’t happen to be reading any at the moment.

But it is Banned Books Week; here’s more info from the ALA.

Can’t stop the signal.

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The 10 most challenged titles of 2012 were:

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James.
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  5. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group
  6. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green.
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  8. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
    Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence
  9. The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  10. Beloved, by Toni Morrison

    Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence

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One thought on “I read banned books

  1. Arria Cross September 20, 2015 / 3:29 pm

    I read “banned” books, too. I think that reading books is a way of exercising our freedom and privilege. Besides, reading banned books doesn’t mean that I’m “for” them. I just like reading, that’s all. Anyway, keep it up. Cheers!

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