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Monday, September 27, 2010

It's Banned Book Week - Sept 25 - Oct 2

What do the Harry Potter series, Of Mice and Men, An American Tragedy, The Giver, The Bridge to Terrabithea, Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings have in common? They are all listed on Banned Book lists somewhere in the United States.

Be naughty, be defiant, be contrary, be curious, be informed - read a banned book this week!

My favorite banned book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Stop by and leave a comment about your favorite banned book.

Here are two ATCs made for A Banned Book swap -


  1. Why are they banned?
    I read to kill a mocking bird a couple of years ago and loved it,the film too!!

  2. Hi there! Evidently, if a book is challenged as being offensive or objectionable for whatever reason, a library, a school or other institution may opt to delete the book from their catalog of titles.

    To learn more about this issue you can visit - http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm

  3. Vera, I checked out some books yesterday, but none were on the banned list:) In my freshman year of high school, I read a book called The Methusalah Enzyme. Now out of print -- am I dating myself or what?! I remember going to the librarian and telling her I thought the book should be banned from high schoolers because I thought, in my strict fundamentalist mind set, that there were scenes too sexually graphic. Despite that, 40 years later, I've never forgotten the evolution of the character within the story. I'm glad the book was never banned:)

  4. Duh, forgot to mention: I LUV your banned book designs!!!

  5. At one time little Red Riding hood was Banned as She had Wine shown in her Basket of Goodies for Grandma,and not because the axman killed the Big Bad Wolf!Somebody objected to the wine evidently!I Love Harry Potter Books,Da-Vinci Code is one of my favorite books(banned By The Catholic Church!)Maybe they didn't know it was sold as Fiction!lol!Loved Of Mice and Men.I am A Free Thinker and don't let anybody else tell me what I can do!Ask my Hubby!lol!