Archive for the 'Banned Books Week' Category

Oct
1
2009
BBW Day Six- the Classics!

The anatomy of a challenge fascinates me.

I’ve heard the pro censorship lobby wailing about THE CHILLLLDRRRREN! As if none of us has them or cares about them more than a bunch of nosy people way too invested in what … Read More »

Sep
30
2009
Day Four Winners!

The winner of The Handmaid’s Tale is comment #5: Pam K!

The winner of Ann Aguirre’s Doubleblind is comment #11: Samantha

Ladies, email hidden; JavaScript is required /* */ and I’ll get the books your way!… Read More »

Sep
30
2009
BBW Day Five

How about a first amendment film festival? The ALA has a nifty page up with some great movies about censorship:

I noted that Fahrenheit 451 was on the list – one of my favorite Bradbury titles (another author who’s … Read More »

Sep
29
2009
BBW Day Four (and a contest!)

When I was growing up, the library was my refuge, it was my theme park, my day at the beach (though I had those too, LOL). My mom would drop me off at the Norwalk Public Library (and for those … Read More »

Sep
28
2009
BBW Day three

(I missed Saturday!)

Top Ten most challenged books of 2008

1. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Reasons: anti-ethnic, anti-family, homosexuality, religious viewpoint, and unsuited to age group

2. His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip … Read More »

Sep
27
2009
Banned Books Week

I’m a day late because of this damned swine flu so please excuse my tardiness! I have celebrated this each year for the last three so I definitely didn’t want to break the tradition and it’s a very important cause … Read More »

Oct
2
2008
Banned Books Week – Quotes on Censorship

The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book. ~Walt Whitman

All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, … Read More »

Oct
1
2008
Banned Books – Some Examples

One of my favorite sites regarding banned and challenged books is The Forbidden Library – this site is run by a librarian and is a wonderful resource. Last year I listed some books and their challenges so I thought I’d … Read More »

Sep
29
2008
Banned Books Week – Why Should You Care?

The Banned Books Week site at the ALA.org says this:

“Intellectual freedom can exist only where two essential conditions are met: first, that all individuals have the right to hold any belief on any subject and to convey their ideas … Read More »

Sep
28
2008
Most Frequently Challenged of 2007

The following books were the most frequently challenged in 2007 (taken from the ALA site):

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom received a total of 420 challenges last year. A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, … Read More »

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