Tuesday, September 27, 2005

how many banned books have you read?

will has asked how many banned books have you read?

here's the link to the ALA's 100 most frequently banned books. here's my list:

  1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  3. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
  4. Forever by Judy Blume
  5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  6. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  8. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
  9. Blubber by Judy Blume
  10. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  11. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  12. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  13. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  14. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  15. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  16. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  17. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  18. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  19. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  20. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  21. Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
  22. Carrie by Stephen King
  23. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  24. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  25. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
  26. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
only 74 more to go! (just kidding!) i can't believe the ignorance of fear that makes things like this important. so very sad. i believe that children shouldn't have access to madonna's 'sex' book - there are ways to avoid that kind of thing. but banning 'a wrinkle in time'? just plain ignorance.

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