I love this “Banned Books” display!

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The Twin Hickory Public Library, Glen Allen, VA, celebrates Banned Books Week! Shocking Literacy! Marvelous. (found this at boingboing.net)

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

Read a banned book! How about Huckleberry Finn?

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3 Responses to “I love this “Banned Books” display!”

  1. Annie

    What a fantastic display! So many fabulous books are on that list. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is beautifully written; The Golden Compass books are fantastic; and of course I love me some Huck Finn!

  2. jedopi

    I read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn only two years ago and I enjoyed it a lot. Could you please tell me why it has been banned? I didn’t realize that it had been.

  3. kara

    Hey Jedopi, here’s an article which lists some of the reasons Huck has been banned at various times: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/390992/during_banned_books_week_a_look_at.html


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