September 28, 2006

Banned Book Week

I can't believe I'm so late in reporting this, but it's Banned Book Week! Dig out your old copies of Judy Blume and The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier) and the old classics, Huck Finn and Of Mice and Men and join the thousands of us who refused to be censored.

If you want to be all current, here's the top list of 2005:
* “It's Perfectly Normal” for homosexuality, nudity, sex education, religious viewpoint, abortion and being unsuited to age group;
* “Forever” by Judy Blume for sexual content and offensive language;
* “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger for sexual content, offensive language and being unsuited to age group;
* “The Chocolate War” by Robert Cormier for sexual content and offensive language;
* “Whale Talk” by Chris Crutcher for racism and offensive language;
* “Detour for Emmy” by Marilyn Reynolds for sexual content;
* “What My Mother Doesn't Know” by Sonya Sones for sexual content and being unsuited to age group;
* Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey for anti-family content, being unsuited to age group and violence;
* “Crazy Lady!” by Jane Leslie Conly for offensive language; and
* “It's So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families” by Robie H. Harris for sex education and sexual content.

Because God forbid we should talk about sex! If we talk about sex, then teenagers might actually do it! And we all know that the teen pregnancy rate was 0 until these kinds of books came along! Yeah, right.

Posted by Shelby at September 28, 2006 11:46 AM

Sex has never needed promotion. IF they were on the Oprah book club, they'd be OK.

Posted by: Katrina Rosiak at September 28, 2006 02:03 PM
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