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Banned Books Week


Banned Books Week is 26 September – 3 October 2009 in the USA. The American Library Association has published a list of the most banned or challenged books:

  1. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell –  Anti-Ethnic, Sexism, Homosexuality, Anti-Family, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group
  2. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier – Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Violence
  3. Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes – Reasons: Sexually Explicit and Offensive Language
  4. The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman –  Reasons: Religious Viewpoint
  5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain-  Reasons: Racism
  6. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker – Reasons: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language,
  7. TTYL, by Lauren Myracle – Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group
  8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou – Reasons: Sexually Explicit
  9. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris – Reasons: Sex Education, Sexually Explicit
  10. The Perks of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky –  Reasons: Homosexuality, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group

What would the UK list look like?

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