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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Banned Book Week ~~ September 26 to October 3, 2009


Did everyone know that this week is Banned Book Week? For those of you who thought the United States was beyond such perversities as banning books, think again. Many popular books have been banned by various entities in the past, present, and I'm sure in the future. Here's this is a partial list:




1984 George Orwell Rad
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain ALA [11]
The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby Dav Pilkey ALA [47]
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain ALA
Alice series Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ALA [2]
All the King's Men Robert Penn Warren Rad
Always Running Luis J. Rodriguez ALA [66]
American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis ALA
An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser Rad
The Anarchist Cookbook William Powell ALA
Anastasia Again! Lois Lowry ALA [81]
And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell ALA [9]
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging Louise Rennison ALA [32]
Annie on my Mind Nancy Garden ALA
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Judy Blume ALA [82]
Arming America Michael Bellasiles ALA [34]
Arizona Kid Ron Koertge ALA
As I Lay Dying William Faulkner Rad
Asking About Sex and Growing Up Joanna Cole ALA
Athletic Shorts Chris Crutcher ALA [38]
Beloved Toni Morrison ALA [24] /Rad
Black Boy Richard Wright ALA [67]
Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo A. Anaya ALA [39]
Blood and Choclate Annette Curtis Klause ALA [54]
Blubber Judy Blume ALA [36]
The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison ALA [12]
The Boy Who Lost His Face Louis Sachar ALA [79]
Boys and Sex Wardell Pomeroy ALA
Brave New World Aldous Huxley ALA [37] /Rad
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson ALA [20]
Bumps in the Night Harry Allard ALA [83]
The Call of the Wild Jack London Rad
Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey ALA [10]
Carrie Stephen King ALA
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger ALA [19] /Rad
Catch-22 Joseph Heller Rad
Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut Rad
The Chocolate War Robert Cormier ALA [3]
Christine Stephen King ALA
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess Rad
The Color Purple Alice Walker ALA [14] /Rad
Crazy Lady! Jane Conly ALA [42]
Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat Alvin Schwartz ALA
Cujo Stephen King ALA
Curses, Hexes and Spells Daniel Cohen ALA
Cut Patricia McCormick ALA [86]
Daddy's Roommate Michael Willhoite ALA
A Day No Pigs Would Die Robert Newton Peck ALA
The Dead Zone Stephen King ALA
Deenie Judy Blume ALA
Detour for Emmy Marilyn Reynolds ALA
The Drowning of Stephan Jones Bette Greene ALA
Earth's Children (series) Jean M. Auel ALA
The Exorcist William Peter Blatty ALA
The Face on the Milk Carton Caroline B. Cooney ALA
Fade Robert Cormier ALA
Fallen Angels Walter Dean Myers ALA
Family Secrets Norma Klein ALA
A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway Rad
Final Exit Derek Humphry ALA
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes ALA
For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway Rad
Forever Judy Blume ALA
Girls and Sex Wardell Pomeroy ALA
The Giver Lois Lowry ALA [014]
Go Ask Alice Anonymous ALA
Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin Rad
The Goats Brock Cole ALA
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell Rad
Goosebumps (series) R. L. Stine ALA
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck Rad
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Rad
The Great Gilly Hopkins Katherine Paterson ALA
Guess What? Mem Fox ALA
Halloween ABC Eve Merriam ALA
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood ALA
Harry Potter (series) J. K. Rowling ALA
Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad Rad
Heather Has Two Mommies Lesléa Newman ALA
The House of the Spirits Isabel Allende ALA
How to Eat Fried Worms Thomas Rockwell ALA
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou ALA
In Cold Blood Truman Capote Rad
In the Night Kitchen Maurice Sendak ALA
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison Rad
It's Perfectly Normal Robie Harris ALA
It's So Amazing Robie Harris ALA
Jack A. M. Homes ALA
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl ALA
Jay's Journal Anonymous ALA
Julie of the Wolves Jean Craighead George ALA
Jump Ship to Freedom James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier ALA
Jumper Steven Gould ALA
The Jungle Upton Sinclair Rad
Kaffir Boy Mark Mathabane ALA
Killing Mr. Griffin Lois Duncan ALA
Lady Chatterley's Lover D. H. Lawrence Rad
A Light in the Attic Shel Silverstein ALA
Little Black Sambo Helen Bannerman ALA
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov Rad
Lord of the Flies William Golding ALA/Rad
Mommy Laid An Egg Babette Cole ALA
My Brother Sam Is Dead James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier ALA
The Naked and the Dead Norman Mailer Rad
Naked Lunch William S. Burroughs Rad
Native Son Richard Wright ALA /Rad
The New Joy of Gay Sex Charles Silverstein ALA
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck ALA /Rad
On My Honor Marion Dane Bauer ALA
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey Rad
Ordinary People Judith Guest ALA
The Outsiders S. E. Hinton ALA
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky ALA
The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett ALA
The Pigman Paul Zindel ALA
Private Parts Howard Stern ALA
Rabbit, Run John Updike Rad
Running Loose Chris Crutcher ALA
The Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie Rad
Scary Stories (series) Alvin Schwartz ALA
A Separate Peace John Knowles Rad
Sex Madonna ALA
Sex Education Jenny Davis ALA
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut ALA [069]/Rad
The Sledding Hill Chris Crutcher ALA
Sleeping Beauty Trilogy A. N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice) ALA
Song of Solomon (novel) Toni Morrison ALA /Rad
Sons and Lovers D. H. Lawrence Rad
The Stupids (series) Harry Allard ALA
Summer of My German Soldier Bette Greene ALA
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway Rad
That Was Then, This Is Now S. E. Hinton ALA
Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston Rad
Tiger Eyes Judy Blume ALA
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee ALA [041]/Rad
Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller Rad
Ulysses James Joyce Rad
View from the Cherry Tree Willo Davis Roberts ALA
We All Fall Down Robert Cormier ALA
Whale Talk Chris Crutcher ALA
What my Mother Doesn't Know Sonya Sones ALA
What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons Lynda Madaras ALA
What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters Lynda Madaras ALA
Where Did I Come From? Peter Mayle ALA
Where's Waldo? Martin Handford ALA
The Wish Giver Bill Brittain ALA
The Witches Roald Dahl ALA
Women in Love D. H. Lawrence Rad
Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's Fantasies Nancy Friday ALA
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle ALA




Also, there are some great books coming out today, so happy release day!!

Congrats Jocelynn!! To read my review, click here. Check out Jess' blog for a great guest post and giveaway!



Congrats Gail! Check out Blodeuedd's Blog for a great guest post and review!



Congrats Sarah! Fantasy Book Critic has an excellent review, to check out this great review, click here. You want a free read of Sarah Langan's book, The Keeper? Check out Eos (my favorite publisher) for details, free ebook!!



Congrats Jennifer! This is a three part series, light and dark fae fantasy. Fresh Fiction has an excellent review here.



John Sandford is one of my favorite author and today is the release of his third book in the Virgil Flowers Series. If you haven't check out John Sandford's great reads, you're missing out on a sexy detective who's always rough and ready. Genre Go Round has an excellent review here.



For a more comprehensive list of new release, see Donna at Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings.

11 comments:

Amy C said...

Hey Dottie,

I was just looking at the list of banned books you posted. There are some differetn ones that aren't on one of the lists I have. The Pillars of the Earth is on the one you posted. I have that book. Haven't read it yet, but I wonder why it was challenged? I also just bought The Call of the Wild and Of Mice and Men, and a book by DH Lawrence. He's on the banned books list as well as some of his books being on the top books of the 20th century. So I picked up one of his, Sons and Lovers. There seems to be a lot of banned books that cross over to the top 100 books of the 20th Century list. My curiosity has finally been piqued!

Hope all is well with you :).

Lea said...

Hey there Dottie!! Amazing how many books have been banned over the years.. Sad really my heart always breaks when I read about this sort of closed mindedness.

And yes, Happy Release Day!! Hope all is well with you..

((hugs))
L

Blodeuedd said...

Wow, some of those books were real surprises to me. I just can't understand some of them, some I can understand (well I would never ban them but I see how certain groups might not like them.)

Makes me sad :(

Thanks for the pimp :) That made me happier

Cecile said...

Hey Dottie!
I read this a while back at Amy C's place and was shocked to say the least. I was at a thrift store this weekend and I saw Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I grabbed. It was 25 cents. It is for my private collection. Books and music hold the same opinion in my mind... it is a right of imagination. We should be allowed to say or read whatever we so choose. Yea, there are those "stupid" people who think, oh because I read this or heard this, I am going to do it... Okay, in that case, let me bite someone and make them a vampire, yea okay! LOL! But it does break my heart to see that books have been banned over the course of my life.

On to a happy note... I am glad to see some new releases!
Thank you for this post!
Hope you have a great day my friend!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Amy!!

There are several lists of banned books, some of the books are repeated and some have different books all together. I've read quite of few of these books, most that I've read are challenged due to elements of fantasy used, magic, or religious justifications.

I did check out the top 100 books for the 20th Century and quite a few books have cross over status. It does make one wonder, doesn't it.

I hope everything is going great with you!!

((hugs))

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Lea!

It truly is sad that so many books have been challenged. It's due a lot of times due to closed minded individuals as you point out so correctly. In this day and age, who would have thought....

At least some new releases that should keep us happy!!

((hugs))

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi B!

Glad to give up a shout, Soulless looks and sounds excellent.

It is sad about individuals who try to ban books, just like music and movies. Without open creativity, the world would stagnate and who could live like that?

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Cecile!

I've read so many of these, who knew I was being a rebel, lol! It saddens me to think that there are still individuals today that are attempting to get libraries to pull books from shelves. It's the freedom of choice that makes reading, listening to music, and watching movies fun.

Have a great day!!

Dottie :)

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