Banned Book Week - 2012

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  • 1. Check out some of themost often challenged titles!
  • 2. “sexually explicit”“unsuited to age group”“offensive language”--http://www.theimproper.com/6290
  • 3. “perversely vulgar,obscene, andinappropriate”--http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/08/nj_public_library_removes_lgbt_book_after_request.php?ref=mp
  • 4. “profanity, offensivereferences toChristianity, and biasedportrayal of capitalism”--http://www.marshall.edu/library/bannedbooks/books/nickelanddimed.asp
  • 5. “particular discomfort”regarding a poemdescribing a young girl’sbody and its reaction tocold--http://www.ala.org/ala/alonline/currentnews/newsarchive/2003/august2003/notellingwhat.cfm
  • 6. “drugs, offensivelanguage, sexuallyexplicit, unsuited to agegroup”--http://blog.chron.com/bookish/2011/09/banned-books-most-challenged-titles/
  • 7. “violent subject matter”--http://www.myhungergames.com/a-call-to-ban-the-hunger-games
  • 8. “inappropriate...an uglyand graphic picture” ofdrug abuse--http://www.examiner.com/books-in-oklahoma-city/author-ellen-hopkins-school-visit-canceled-after-book-challenge
  • 9. “sexually explicit scenes,”“offensive language” and“insensitivity”--http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/12/brave-new-world-challenged-books
  • 10. “the protagonist discussesmasturbation”--http://teentangents.blogspot.com/2009/01/banned-books-absolutely-true-diary-of.html
  • 11. “focuses onhomosexuality…we did not feelthat such information was vitalto elementary school students”--http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2006/12/20/schools_chief_bans_book_on_penguins/