Banned Books Week starts Sept 30. This is the 2007 poster, which I really love, so I'm posting that instead of the current one. Thanks to Professor Nana for the links below.
This is the official Banned Books Week web site. It tells you everything!
This is the ALA's web site for Banned Books Week.
Here are the top ten challenged books from last year. I am proud to call Lauren Myracle my good friend and I have even written a book with her! So if you haven't read any of these banned books, and you like mine -- start with Lauren! I have read 8/10 of these.
ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence
My Mom's Having A Baby! A Kid's Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie Reasons: offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Reasons: nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley Reasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit
What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones Reasons: nudity; offensive language; sexually explicit
Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar Reasons: drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee Reasons: offensive language; racism
If you don't know much about this issue, Professor Nana suggests you take a few minutes to see what we are up against by visiting:
This is the site for Parents Against Bad Books in School. Warning: Is strong stuff in there!
Find a small way to do something for banned books week. Talk to your librarian about it, discuss censorship with a friend, buy a banned book at your local bookstore, bring it up in class!