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Saturday, August 29, 2015

We're Reading Banned Books!

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Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is September 27 - October 3, 2015 . The American Library Association has held this event annually since 1982 "in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 311 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2014, and many more go unreported." (

We've decided to each pick a frequently challenged or banned book and read it before September 27.  Below is a list of what we'll be reading. We'd love for you to join us. Just pick a book and read it.  When we're done, we'll be reporting back on our experience. You can let us know what you thought of the experience in the comments section.

Zach H. is reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Evan E. is reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Kelcey H. is reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Joyce D. is reading Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Melissa P. is reading Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Jacob D. is reading Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Katherine R. is reading The Awakening by Kate Chopin

David R. is reading Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess and The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Megan J. is reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Kristen R. is reading Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Megan P. is reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Mason S. is reading Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence

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