written by Tana
Be sure to stop by the library and see our display of Banned Books. You just might be surprised at some of the titles! Many are popular classics which you may have read in high school or college. If not, you may want to read them just to see what all the fuss was about! Here are a few of the titles:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Interestingly enough, the number one “most challenged book of 2007” was a children’s book, And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. It is based on a true story of two male penguins in New York’s Central Park Zoo that adopt an abandoned penguin egg and care for it together until it hatches.
For more information about Banned Books Week, related events and a complete list of frequently banned books be sure to check out the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week information center.