Banned Books Week 2011

This year I am participating in banned book week by re-reading Brave New World hoping that you are standing up against censorship and joining in. More than 11,000 books have been challenged since 1982! For more information on Banned Books Week, click here.

The 10 most challenged titles of 2010 were:

1. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
 Reasons: homosexuality, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group

2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: offensive language, racism, religious viewpoint, sex education, sexually
explicit, violence, unsuited to age group

3. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
 Reasons: insensitivity, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit

4. Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
 Reasons: drugs, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit

5. The Hunger Games (series), by Suzanne Collins
 Reasons: sexually explicit, violence, unsuited to age group

6. Lush, by Natasha Friend
 Reasons: drugs, sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group

7. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
 Reasons: sexism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

8. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich
 Reasons: drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint

9. Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie
 Reasons: homosexuality, sexually explicit

10. Twilight (series), by Stephenie Meyer
 Reasons: sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence, unsuited to age group

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