Saturday, September 29, 2007

Banned Books Week Sep. 29 to Oct. 6

Celebrate your freedom to read.

Here is the American Library Association's list of 100 most frequently challenged books (1990–2000).

First 25 below.

1: Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
2: Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite
3: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
4: The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
5: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
7: Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
8: Forever by Judy Blume
9: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
10: Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
11: Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
12: My Brother Sam is Dead by James L. Collier & Christopher Collier
13: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
14: The Giver by Lois Lowry
15: It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
16: Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
17: A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
18: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
19: Sex by Madonna
20: Earth's Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel
21: The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
22: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
23: Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
24: Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
25: In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

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