Sunday, September 25, 2016

It's Banned Books Week Time!

hate this week, but it's here so I'll bring it up.  This is the week I choose a Banned or Challenged book to read.  It's my way to make people aware that this is still happening in the USA!  The book I'll read is:

2005, Forever by Judy Blume, reason - offensive language, sexual content ... she's always challenged and I loathe that she is!

Shop and get a Banned or Chaalenged book, lists can be found at ala.org, here are the top 10 books that were challenged in 2015 and why.

  1. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
  2. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
    Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and other (“poorly written,” “concerns that a group of teenagers will want to try it”).
  3. I Am Jazz, by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
    Reasons: Inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and unsuited for age group.
  4. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin
    Reasons: Anti-family, offensive language, homosexuality, sex education, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other (“wants to remove from collection to ward off complaints”).
  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
    Reasons: Offensive language, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other (“profanity and atheism”).
  6. The Holy Bible
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint.
  7. Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel
    Reasons: Violence and other (“graphic images”).
  8. Habibi, by Craig Thompson
    Reasons: Nudity, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
  9. Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan, by Jeanette Winter
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group, and violence.
  10. Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan
    Reasons: Homosexuality and other (“condones public displays of affection”).
Traditionally Banned Books Week is the last week of September, this year it is September 25-October 1 2016.  See you next year, unless there are no banned or challenged books, wouldn't that be nice.

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