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Banned Books Week
sun 28 Sept 2008

Banned Books Week
"Celebrating the Freedom to Read,"
September 27 to October 4

Books aren't actually "banned" in the US. They are just complained about. And of course, that makes me want to read them. ha!

Here's the list...
  "10 Most Challenged Books of 2007"

... of which I proudly own two:

  Number 1, And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Illustrated by Henry Cole
Nice story and cute artwork, this book was at the top of the list last year as well. Of course, I have major problems with jailing innocent animals in zoos... but the book is a jumping off point for many conversations. Exactly what is needed in children's books, of course!!

  Number 4, Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass
um. It's been a year since I read this and I still remember this book. So it's really good story telling. Decent movie too. ;)

I try to add to my collection of banned books every year... I'm interested in reading #10 The Perks of Being A Wallflower and #8 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

From my post last year, S8:2007.09.29 Banned Books Week, I _did_ read Fahrenheit 451 and The Handmaid's Tale #37 on the big List of 100.


  The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990 - 2000 How many have you read?? Be sure to check out an Event at a library near you! Some interesting stuff here (run by Half Price Books but not updated in a while).

  Banned Books group at GoodReads Yep, I just joined. If you join, please 'friend' me (riftvegan)and let us know what banned books you've read!

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