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and one more thing...

According to the American Library Association, September 23-30 is Banned Books Week.

Here's the ALA's list of the top 10 most challenged books of this century so far:

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
The Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz
The Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
Forever by Judy Blume


There was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid of the past, afraid of the present, afraid of themselves and shadows of themselves.
-Ray Bradbury, "Usher II," The Martian Chronicles

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agentxpndble
Sep. 25th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
Mhuahahaha! I can't believe they're *still* banning Forever! That was the whole SCANDAL when I was in grade school. The librarian had it under lock and key and you had to get a note from your parents to check it out. I didn't even want to read it but just because it was such a riot I had Mom write me a permission slip. :))) Such a rebel!
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 26th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
Wow, you were ahead of your time. Or they're late for theirs. Or both. Or something like that. ;)

Isn't it bizarre that it's still an issue?
witchcat07
Sep. 26th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
Captain Underpants is on the Banned list? Clearly these people have no sense of humour and were never kids themselves.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 26th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
Clearly these people have no sense of humour and were never kids themselves.

I think you're quite right!
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