Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It's Banned Books Week; Go Read One of Them to Your Child

From the ACLU:
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has fought to make sure Americans have the right to read what they want. Despite our many victories, there are still misguided attempt to ban books. The American Library Association keeps track — some of the most frequently challenged books from 2015 include the best seller Fifty Shades of Grey along with Fun Home and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (both of which were turned into Tony Award-winning Broadway shows, by the way).
Kids Books That Have Been Banned

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl
The Witches, by Roald Dahl
Where’s Waldo?, by Martin Hanford
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, by Kathryn Harper
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
Captain Underpants series, by Dav Pilkey
Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein
*Lists courtesy of the American Library Association

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Per this article, children's book containing diverse character are more likely to be banned:
https://electricliterature.com/childrens-books-featuring-diverse-characters-are-more-likely-to-be-banned-a6d6fbaf41de#.29uvednc8

The research article referenced is here:https://pen.org/sites/default/files/PEN_childrens_lit_report_FINAL_online.pdf

Mom of 4