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Banned Books Week -Sept. 21-27, 2014

posted Sep 19, 2014, 2:11 PM by Alissa Adams   [ updated Sep 19, 2014, 2:15 PM ]
Banned Book Week stresses the importance of ensuring 
the availability of all viewpoints to all who wish to read them.
What do you think about censorship?  Define liberty.  Do schools have the right to restrict?

Here are the top 10 challenged books of 2013... and don't forget to check out one of many challenged books in our library like The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Looking for Alaska.  YOU DECIDE.

1.    Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence

2.    The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence

3.    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

4.    Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

5.    The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group

6.    A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit

7.    Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

8.    The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

9.    Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit

        10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
        Political viewpoint, racism, violence

For more information about censorship and challenges in the library setting visit:
The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom at: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22628.The_Perks_of_Being_a_Wallflower?from_search=true

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/693208.The_Absolutely_True_Diary_of_a_Part_Time_Indian?ac=1

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5107.The_Catcher_in_the_Rye?from_search=true

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