Another year has come . . another banned book week. Each year the list gets bigger and bigger. It’s sad really sad that after all this “freedom” we have in this country books are being banned for some really ridiculously things. Honest instead of asking the school or state to ban a book ask for an alternative for your student to read. It is that simple.
Anyway here is my list of favorite banned books. You can also check out American Library Association for the list of banned books or ways to fight back.
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
James and the Giant Peach by Ronald Dahl
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston