Daily Archives: 1 October 2012

Liberating Literature

Banned Books Week is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. In honor of this week’s event, here is a list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2011:

1. “ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r” (series), by Lauren Myracle

2. “The Color of Earth” (series), by Kim Dong Hwa

3. “The Hunger Games” trilogy, by Suzanne Collins

4. “My Mom’s Having A Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy”, by Dori Hillestad Butler

5. “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”, by Sherman Alexie

6. “Alice” (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

7. “Brave New World”, by Aldous Huxley

8. “What My Mother Doesn’t Know”, by Sonya Sones

9. “Gossip Girl” (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar

10. “To Kill a Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee

No Twain, Steinbeck or even J.K. Rowling this time, but after all these years, “To Kill A Mockingbird” still makes the list… My best wishes to Harper Lee…
I’m betting that that the odds are pretty good that “Fifty Shades of Grey” makes next year’s list.