(September 25) This week we’re observing . . .  Banned Book Week

Banned Book Week (Sept 25 – Oct 02, 2010)
A national observation celebrating the freedom to read.

During the last week of September every year, hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events.

According to the American Library Association, more than 500 books were challenged in 2009. The 10 most challenged titles of 2009 were:

1. TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series), by Lauren Myracle
2. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
5. Twilight (series), by Stephanie Meyer
6. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
7. My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
8. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
9. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
10. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier

website: Banned Book Week
American Library Association

photo credit: via flickr

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