The top 10 banned books lists are starting to look eerily familiar every year, as there are certain books that some people just can't seem to let go of.
Here are the top 10 banned and challenged books of 2014:
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
- Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- A Stolen Life Jaycee Dugard
- Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Last year I was going to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but I was very sick around this time and never got around to it. Since then, I've learned that Judy Blume -- one of my biggest literary heroes for her willingness to tackle controversial subjects -- stood up for this challenged book. So this year, that's what I'm going to read.
What about you? What will you read to celebrate Banned Books Week? Let's exercise our right to read what we want in this country!