Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Banned Book Week: Reviewed in the Past

Banned book week

I thought I would kick off Banned Book Week with a “Greatest Hits List” (yes I know Banned Book Week started Sunday but due to some laptop issues I’m currently running a bit behind with posting). These are some of the Banned Books I have read (and reviewed on this blog)

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone) J.K. Rowling

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

These books have all been banned or challenged in the last 10 years. These books have been challenged for a variety of reasons from sexual innuendo, drug references, to the ever popular promotion of the occult (I feel like making a joke about sex, drugs and rock and roll here but nothing quippy comes to mind right now). Apart from the fact that they have been challenged and/or banned they are all books that have made me think, that have entertained me and have in some way challenged me. In addition they are all books that I would recommend to friends and that I would consider teaching in my classroom (well I probably wouldn’t TEACH the HP books but I would not only allow but encourage them for free reading). In some way I think these books all have something that is worth while to discuss. And therefore I will discuss them with my students, but that my friends is a post for another day :D


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1 comment:

Jennifer Perry said...

Well said, Zee. Be waiting for the next post.