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September 28, 2009

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Jacquez Campbell

My favorite would have to be To Kill a Mockingbird. The main reason it appears on ALA’s banned book list is its use of profanity but the novel has also received criticism for its one-dimensional characterization of African Americans. The idea that they are simple folk who need white people to save them has faced a lot of flak. I still believe however that the overriding message of the book – that one should stand up for what one believes is right even when faced with opposition - is commendable. After all, the book has become an example of how literature can make readers into better people so it must be doing something right!

Jenne Turner

I suppose I like the dictionary the best - http://www.stellarempires.net/BanTheDictionary/index.html

Lauren

We're talking about this in class right now. Let me tell you, library professionals are QUITE opinionated when it comes to banned books week! (as imagined, they rightly so hate banning books). One of my favorite books as a teen was The Perks of Being a Wallflower - so i'll say that's my favorite banned book. And Huck Finn. I love The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn...

Pam

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys...

Trace

Hi

My bookclub has picked a couple off this list such as A Wrinkle in Time series since most of us have read it as a child now want to see what the hooplah is all about.

Keep up the good work you do.

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