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Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Banned Books Week
Yep - all week. Be an anarchist!! Go read some literature that someone other than your Mom thinks is a bad idea.

Is it just me, or is it just completely sad that there even is such a thing as Banned Books Week?

The Top 10 most frequently challenged books?

1. "The Chocolate War" for sexual content, offensive language, religious viewpoint, being unsuited to age group and violence.

2. "Fallen Angels" by Walter Dean Myers, for racism, offensive language and violence .

3. "Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture" by Michael A. Bellesiles, for inaccuracy and political viewpoint

4. "Captain Underpants" series by Dav Pilkey, for offensive language and modeling bad behavior.

5. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky, for homosexuality, sexual content and offensive language .

6. "What My Mother Doesn't Know" by Sonya Sones, for sexual content and offensive language .

7. "In the Night Kitchen" by Maurice Sendak, for nudity and offensive language
8. "King & King" by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland, for homosexuality

9. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou, for racism, homosexuality, sexual content, offensive language and unsuited to age group .

10. "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, for racism, offensive language and violence .

Unbelievable. Just. Unbelievable.
posted by Broadsheet @ 8:58 AM  
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