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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.

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