Friday, September 29, 2017

Belated Banned Books Week

I usually post every year about Banned Books Week, but I'm a little late this year.  Banned Books Week started Sunday!  We only have tonight and tomorrow left.  But that doesn't mean you can't celebrate (and I still plan to).

Generally I celebrate by reading one of the previous year's most frequently challenged books.  The 2016 top 10 challenged books are as follows:

  1. This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
  2. Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
  3. George written by Alex Gino
  4. I Am Jazz written by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
  5. Two Boys Kissing written by David Levithan
  6. Looking for Alaska written by John Green
  7. Big Hard Sex Criminals written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by Chip Zdarsky
  8. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread written by Chuck Palahniuk
  9. Little Bill (series) written by Bill Cosby and and illustrated by Varnette P. Honeywood
  10. Eleanor & Park written by Rainbow Rowell

I've already read a couple of these -- Two Boys Kissing and Looking for Alaska, both of which have made the list before.  This year I think I'm interested in Big Hard Sex Criminals and Eleanor & Park.  While I usually only read one of the selections, I can't decide which I want to read, so I might just read both!

What is everyone else reading to celebrate our right to read without censorship?

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