It's Banned Books Week

It's Banned Books Week

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Carrie McBride
Oct 1, 2008



Since 1982 librarians, book lovers and freedom of speech proponents have been celebrating Banned Books Week to draw attention to the issue of censorship. Over a thousand books have been challenged in the past few decades including many books written for children. What were the ten most challenged books of 2007? Find out below the jump...

  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

Find out more at the American Library Association or the Banned Books Week website.

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