Posted by: montclairlibrary | September 30, 2012

Banned Books Week

AP Photo/The Gadsden Times, Marc Golden

AP Photo/The Gadsden Times, Marc Golden


The 30th annual Banned Books Week, which celebrates our freedom to read, runs September 30-October 6, 2012.

The American Library Association launched Banned Books Week in 1982 to highlight the value of free and open access to information.

Why not celebrate this week by reading a banned book? On the ALA website you can find lists of Banned & Challenged Classics, Banned Books by Decade, Banned Books by Year, and more. (The lists alone are interesting reading!)

The 10 most challenged titles of 2011 were:

ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series) by Lauren Myracle

The Color of Earth (series) by Kim Dong Hwa

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

My Mom’s Having A Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy by Dori Hillestad Butler

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Alice (series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones

Gossip Girl (series) by Cecily Von Ziegesar

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


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