Sunday, September 30, 2012

Banned Books Week 2012

Today kicks off Banned Books Week 2012!!! Yay! 

To celebrate and participate again this year I thought I would do a little extra blogging this week. I wrangled my daughter and two of her friends into doing interviews on some of the banned books they have read. And I'm doing another giveaway. Let's just say I keep uncovering books for giveaways.

Monday: A giveaway of The Hunger Games (#1) by Suzanne Collins! Double Yay!!
Tuesday: Interview with Dawn about The Hunger Games. 
Wednesday: Interview with Jackie about To Kill a Mockingbird.
Thursday: Interview with Emma about ttyl.
Friday: Winner announced! 

The Ten Most Challenged Books in 2011. (from: ALA Press Release 04/09/12)

1. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series) by Lauren Myracle
2. The Color of Earth (series) by Kim Dong Hwa
3.* The Hunger Games (trilogy) by Suzanne Collins
4. My Mom's Having A Baby! A Kid's Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy by Dori Hillestad Butler
5.* The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
6. Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
7.* Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
8.* What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
9. Gossip Girl (Series) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
10. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The books with a * at the beginning were also in the top ten last year.

Discussion time: 
Have you read any of these top ten books?
Do you agree or disagree that they should be challenged?
What are your thoughts on banning books?


  1. Yep, I've read several of them. The ones I read, I can't say I see why they should be banned.
    And banning in general - I've learned with my teenagers that often banning things tends to make them more interesting. Obviously, it would depend on exactly what was being banned and for what reason. But book banning I often find unnecessary.

    1. I agree, if it's banned they only want it even more. All three of the teens I interviewed couldn't understand why all the books have been challenged. Tomorrow's interview is cute. She really speaks her mind. lol