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Banned Books Week

Next week September 27 – October 4, 2008 is Banned Books Week. The best way to celebrate your right to read would be to read a book. This is a great opprotunity for you and a parent or guardian to read the same book and discuss it. If you are interested here is a list of the most challenged books from the previous year.

10 Most Challenged Books of 2007:

1. “And Tango Makes Three,” by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell

2. “The Chocolate War,” by Robert Cormier

3. “Olive’s Ocean,” by Kevin Henkes

4. “The Golden Compass,” by Philip Pullman

5. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain

6. “The Color Purple,” by Alice Walker

7. “TTYL,” by Lauren Myracle

8. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelou

9. “It’s Perfectly Normal,” by Robie Harris

10. “The Perks of Being A Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky

Click on any title to be taken to the Lake County Library System catalog.

If you have read any of these titles please share you opinion with us. Are you glad that you had the opprotunity to read it? Would you recommend it to others? Were you offended by any of the material it contained?

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