Freedom to Read

Join us in Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Freedom to Read September 30 to October 6 Banned Books Week. Books are challenged by an individual or group with best intentions to prevent materials to be read by others (usually children) because of the content the books contain. The challenge is to ban the book from libraries, schools and media all across the country. Sometimes the challenge results in banning of the book and some challenges are unsuccessful.  Everyone has the freedom and you can make the choice to ban or read these books.

Here is a list of the Top Ten books challenged in 2011.

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