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fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 30th Sep '08 2:12 PM

BANNED BOOKS WEEK

The last week of September is banned/challenged books week. Be sure to find a banned book and read it. Here's a list of the 100 most challenged books from 1990-2000.

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fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Wed, 1st Oct '08 1:57 AM

Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. ~ Alfred Whitney Griswold

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Wed, 1st Oct '08 1:58 AM

Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...

* Dwight D, Eisenhower, U.S. General and President, 1890-1969


scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Wed, 1st Oct '08 7:42 AM

I remember when school libraries wanted to ban Huck Finn because of 'racist connotations.' I didn't read it then but afterward I did read it and didn't understand why.

joanneeberlin
Joanneeberlin  (Level: 184.3 - Posts: 686)
Wed, 1st Oct '08 2:52 PM

I remember too "The Pearl" by Steinbeck was banned in my school. It's amazing to read the list and see all those great books that were 'challenged' in this century. I read quite a few a them not even realizing it.

Thanks for the list.

Jo

circles24
Circles24  (Level: 44.4 - Posts: 36)
Thu, 30th Oct '08 2:12 PM

i really don't understand trying to ban of challenge Harry Potter or the Alvin Schwartz sacry stories. if parents don't want the kids to read them then tell YOUR kids not to. some parents are ok with their kids reading them.


scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Fri, 31st Oct '08 8:00 AM

I agree. I like the Harry Potter books. Frankly I think trying to ban them because of the magic is hypocritical because people who try to ban Harry Potter are the same people who probably read The Chronicles of Narnia. Hello, magic and witches. The only difference is that C.S. Lewis was a Christian and quite open about it. Anyway I just think it's double standard.


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