Banned Books Challenge 2007 – Completed

Take the Banned Book Challenge:

Set a goal for yourself to read as many banned or challenged books as you wish between February 26 (Freedom to Read Week) and June 30, 2007.

Visit the Pelham Public Library’s Fahrenheit 451: Banned Book Blog to set your goal and report on your progress. This blog also gives lists of banned books and links to other internet lists of banned books.

Books are dangerous. They make you think … feel … wonder …
They make you ask questions.”
Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Voltaire

I am going to try and read three – all written for the younger members of the human race:

1. A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L’Engle banned because it “Promotes witchcraft, crystal balls, and demons;” sends a mixed message about good and evil; Jesus Christ is mentioned together with other individuals as a defender of the Earth against evil” Read 14/04/04 – see review here: Sally’s review Blog

2. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingells Wilder – Banned because it “Contains references offensive to American Indian people.” Read 18/05/07 – see review here: Sally’s review Blog

3. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling – Banned because its “Main character engaged in wizardry, witchcraft, and magic-making; inappropriate for young readers; promotes witchcraft.” Read 30/06/07 – see review here: Sally’s review Blog

The Harry Potter series tops list of most challenged books of 21st Century!

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2 responses to “Banned Books Challenge 2007 – Completed

  1. fahrenheit451moderator

    Hi,Thanks for the plug. I think you have an interesting premise for a web log. I have added you to our list of links under librarians and other book lovers.

  2. ButterflyDesign

    I have a digital map that I made for my students with book lists for every region. It might help:http://ncdsnet.net/~kinney/library/aroundtheworld/aroundtheworldhome. htm

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