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Get Ready: Banned Books Week!

September 19, 2011

I love Banned Books Week!

Celebrating the freedom to read, Banned Books Week (BBW) starts this Saturday. The week “highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship.”

I love to look through the lists of books that have been challenged because it never ceases to amaze me that people want to censor things from others. On the list of 2010 top banned or challenged books is Hunger Games, which I loved and Nickled and Dimed, which was terrific. For what reason would you want to prevent others from reading these books?

The complete top ten books banned or challenged in 2010 were:

  1. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  3. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  4. Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
  6. Lush, by Natasha Friend
  7. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
  8. Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
  9. Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie
  10. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

Start picking your banned books to read because the week starts this Saturday, September 24.


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