Monday, September 26, 2011

In Honor of the Banned Books Week

I’m joining the other writers in supporting and promoting the Banned Books Week (September 24th, 2011 – October 1, 2011). This week honors, defends and promotes the literary freedom, the freedom of readers to choose what they read. Because nobody else can make that choice for you. In our day and age for the list of challenged or banned books to exist is shameful and disgraceful. Political correctness cannot take over reason and impose on freedom to choose, and I will stand by this statement.

You can get more information on the Banned Books Week here. Also, absolutely check out the Banned Books Week Hop

Here are the books listed as BANNED in 2010 (some of which I have read, and others that I intend to):

And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Reasons: homosexuality, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: offensive language, racism, religious viewpoint, sex education, sexually explicit, violence, unsuited to age group

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxle                                                   READ
Reason: insensitivity, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit

Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
Reasons: drugs, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit

The Hunger Games (series), by Suzanne Collins                               READ
Reasons: sexually explicit, violence, unsuited to age group

Lush, by Natasha Friend
Reasons: drugs, sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group

What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones
Reasons: sexism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Reasons: drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint

Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie
Reasons: homosexuality, sexually explicit

Twilight (series), by Stephenie Meyer                                               READ
Reasons: sexually explicity, religious viewpoint, violence, unsuited to age group
Please read more about the Banned Books WEek and join in promoting awareness of literary freedom!

Also, please visit Heather McCorkle's blog. Heather's book, which was recently released, was banned from one of her local bookstores. Learn all about this amazing writer, her wonderful book and check out her giveaway contest in honor of the Banned Books Week.

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