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; 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!, 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