The Skunk and Tiger

"Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge."-Horace Mann

Sunday, September 24, 2006

It is Banned Book Week!

My friend Rachel reminded be that this week is Banned Book Week. Everyday at least one book is challenged in a Public School or Library. People who fear alternative ideas, beliefs, or information being available to their neighbors and or children wish to impose censorship on all. Here are the five most threatening books of 2005.

- "It's Perfectly Normal" by Robie Harris'was the most challenged book of last year. It is about puberty.

- "Forever" by Judy Blume for sexual content and offensive language;

- "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger for sexual content, offensive language and being unsuited to age group;

- "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier for sexual content and offensive language; and

-"Whale Talk" by Chris Crutcher for racism and offensive language.

Go spread some fREADom!


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