Mon, 09/29/2008 - 12:37

Banned Books will be on display at FIU Libraries Sept. 27-Oct. 4.
There will also be 2 "Banned Book Read-outs" at Green Library & BBC Library.
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, this annual ALA event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. This year, 2008, marks BBW's 27th anniversary (September 27 through October 4).

2007 List of ALA's 10 Most Challenged Books:The "10 Most Challenged Books of 2007" reflect a range of themes, and consist of the following titles:
 1. “And Tango Makes Three,” by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell Reasons: Anti-Ethnic, Sexism, Homosexuality, Anti-Family, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group

2. “The Chocolate War,” by Robert CormierReasons:  Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Violence

3. “Olive’s Ocean,” by Kevin HenkesReasons:  Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language

4. “The Golden Compass,” by Philip Pullman
Reasons:  Religious Viewpoint

 5. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark TwainReasons:  Racism

6. “The Color Purple,” by Alice Walker
Reasons: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language,

7. “TTYL,” by Lauren Myracle
Reasons:  Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group

8. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelou
Reasons:  Sexually Explicit

9. “It’s Perfectly Normal,” by Robie Harris
Reasons:  Sex Education, Sexually Explicit

10. “The Perks of Being A Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons:  Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group

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