Tuesday, September 28, 2004


It's Banned Books Week!

The American Library Assocation's 100 Most Banned Books

I must say that some of the titles on this list don't suprise me, like "Daddies Roomate". But others leave me sadden. I mean can anybody tell me why "Huck Finn" and "Of Mice and Men" are in the top ten?

Top 20 Banned Books:

Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
Forever by Judy Blume
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Giver by Lois Lowry
It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
A Day No Pigs Would Dieby Robert Newton Peck
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Sex by Madonna
Earth’s Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel

The full list here:

Hi Elephant,
I've been a bit busy the last few weeks, but I'm in catch-up mode now. Here's my comment about the books:

This is too stupid for words!!!! Flowers for Alegron???? My God!

B from Calgary
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