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National Library Week

It's National Library Week, you guys! Time to get to your library, take part in events going on around the nation, and support your local libraries and reading in general. It's also time for the ALA to release the list of Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2011. And here they are:

1. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
2. The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa
3. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
4. My Mom's Having A Baby! A Kid's Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler
5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
6. Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
7. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley 
8. What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones
9. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar
10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

I've read 6 of the ten (yay me!) and have my usual pfft! to say in response to their being challenged. I also find it hilarious that The Hunger Games trilogy is challenged for being anti-family. 'Cause if there's one thing that Katniss hates more than President Snow, it's her family.

The fact that To Kill a Mockingbird is challenged for racism? There really are no words. 

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  1. These lists usually make me roll my eyes and they do but I was curious- what's wrong with the Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor?

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    1. Rowena, ALA lists the Alice series as being challenged on the grounds of nudity, offensive language, and religious viewpoint.

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  2. I have read 5. Hmm, I need to go check out they are challenged as well.

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  3. Thanks for making a post about National Library Week, Anigie! I've read 5 of the top 10 this year as well. And yes, I think that the objections to the Alice series are usually to the middle to later books in the series rather than to the earliest ones where Alice is quite young (4th grade if I remember right?).

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