Monday, September 27, 2010
Celebrate Freedom--Read a Banned Book!
This week is "Banned Book Week," a yearly celebration of our freedom to read. It is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA).
ALA listed its "Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2009." They are:
ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r (series) by Lauren Myracle [YA MYR].
And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson [JP PAR].
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky [YA CHB].
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee [F LEE].
Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer [YA MEY]
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger [F SAL].
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult [F PIC].
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler [YA MAC].
The Color Purple by Alice Walker [F WAL].
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier [YA COR].
The New York Times had an article last Thursday entitled "10 Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week." They invite readers to contribute their own ideas for celebrating. I urge you to do so.
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 9:00 AM