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Banned Books Week

It's Banned Books Week again and time to celebrate your freedom to read. As freedoms go...it's sort of right at the top of my list. Not to be taken for granted. To be defended at all cost. According to the American Library Association, more than 400 books were challenged in 2007. The 10 most challenged titles were: 

1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
2. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
3. Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes
4. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
7. TTYL by Lauren Myracle
8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
9. It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

I've read half of the top ten. Go Mark Twain! I love this week as librarians and booksellers all around the nation get together in support of free speech. So get out there and join the fight against the powers of darkness.

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  1. I was going to read Huckleberry Finn but then Sarah Palin told me she'd sic her dinosaur on me! I was like, "no way Sarah, you don't have a dinosaur", but then...well, she's really scary so I just went home and read Harry Potter. That'll show her, now my head's full of witchcraft!

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  2. I've read three of the top ten and have no idea why anyone would want them banned. I'm in the corner that believes that no authors work, no matter how offensive to some, should be banned. It's just wrong.

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  3. I read #8 a long time ago but I thought it was a great book. I might have to read it again just on principle. The other books sound good to, they will have to be in my "to read" shelf.

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  4. Lol. I knew you were a budding wizard in disguise.

    Exactly, Brie. It's not okay. Period.

    Heidi, I know! I just don't understand the anger and fear that some people harbor about books.

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  5. Hey! You've been tagged at our blog for a Banned Books Week Meme :)

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