Banned Book Week 2015

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.
Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.

Last years banned book week was quite the event – this year I’m going to have to be somewhat more subdued.  I did have plans for many posts, but it hasn’t quite happened, so Banned Book Week 2015 will be a bit more laid back, but I am still going to post about some banned books!

Last year I started going through a list of books that I had drawn from the 2000-2009 Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books list.  This year I’ll continue the process, looking at a few more of the books on the list. (Links to last years posts are still active, and new posts will link back to this page as well).

  1. Harry Potter (Series), by J.K. Rowling
  2. And Tango Makes Three, by Justic Richardson/Peter Parnell
  3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
  4. His Dark Materials (series), by Phillip Pullman
  5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  6. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  8. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
  9. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
  10. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
  11. Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
  12. The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney
  13. Blubber, by Judy Blume
  14. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
  15. The Great GIlly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson
  16. Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Green
  17. Draw Me A Star, by Eric Carle
  18. The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien
  19. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
  20. Junie B. Jones (series), by Barbara Park
  21. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
  22. The Upstairs Room, by Johanna Reiss
  23. Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
  24. A Wrinkle In Time, by Madeline L’Engle
  25. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
  26. Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
  27. Are You There God?  It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume.

In addition (and some overlapping) with this list is the Top 10 Frequently Challenged Books of 2014:

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie.
  2. Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
  3. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  4. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  5. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
  6. Saga, by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  7. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
  9. A Stolen Life, by Jaycee Dugard
  10. Drama, by Raina Telgemeier

And the Top 10 Frequently Challenged and Banned YA Books of 2014-2015 (again, see some overlap?)

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  2. Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon Books/Knopf Doubleday)
  3. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston)
  4. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky (MTV Books/Simon & Schuster)
  6. Drama, by Raina Telgemeier (Graphix/Scholastic)
  7. Chinese Handcuffs, by Chris Crutcher (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins)
  8. The Giver, by Lois Lowry (HMH Books for Young Readers)
  9. The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros (Vintage/Knopf Doubleday)
  10. Looking for Alaska, by John Green (Dutton Books/Penguin Random House)

 

Are you doing anything for Banned Book Week this year?  What Banned Books do you enjoy?

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5 thoughts on “Banned Book Week 2015”

  1. My all time favorite book that I have read about fifty times is a banned book survivor, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maybe I should reread it this week. I’ve begun thinking of it since I read Go Set a Watchman.

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