Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Library Promotion---BANNED BOOK WEEK

 
WELCOME TO BANNED BOOK WEEK!!!!!
 
 
 
 
 Working at the library has given me a sense of pride in joining the ongoing problem of censorship in books. While doing a project for work on banned book week, I was amazed at the number of books that had been challenged over the years.  I was shocked, I guess because I had always been allowed to read whatever I wanted.  I was amazed to find out that more then 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982.  Books that I never thought of to be wrong and I thorughly enjoyed.  Reading to me was a sort of escape from the real world.  I just jumped into a book with both feet. 
 
 
 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 ZiegesarReasons: drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
    Reasons: offensive language; racism
For more information on banned book week or banned books

www.bannedbookweeks.org

http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog

http://www.ala.org/news/pr?id=11432

http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2012/09/why-was-that-challenged/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AlscBlog+%28ALSC+Blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/21stcenturychallenged#2011

here you can search to see frequently banned books

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged




 
Don't let books be banned, make them happy read them!!!!
 
 

2 comments:

  1. The Hunger Games promoted Satanism? Where on Earth did they get that from the book? LOL

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  2. olivia I have no idea where they got have of the reasons from.

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