Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Holy Hanes, It's Banned Books Week

Hang onto your tighty whiteys. It's Banned Books week again.

This year's mascot, Captain Underpants wants you to read a banned book today! Who was naughty in 2003? The most frequently challenged books were:

  1. Alice series, for sexual content, using offensive language, and being unsuited to age group.
  2. Harry Potter series, for its focus on wizardry and magic.
  3. "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, for using offensive language.
  4. "Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture" by Michael A. Bellesiles, for inaccuracy.
  5. "Fallen Angels" by Walter Dean Myers, for racism, sexual content, offensive language, drugs and violence.
  6. "Go Ask Alice" by Anonymous, for drugs.
  7. "It's Perfectly Normal" by Robie Harris, for homosexuality, nudity, sexual content and sex education.
  8. "We All Fall Down" by Robert Cormier, for offensive language and sexual content.
  9. "King and King" by Linda de Haan, for homosexuality.
  10. "Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson, for offensive language and occult/satanism.
I cannot believe Go Dog, Go isn't in that list. Fifteen dogs sleeping in the same bed? That's not right. And what about The Cat in the Hat? Isn't that child abandonment? And what about cruelty to fish?

1 comment:

Genny said...

Now I just reread Bridge to Terabinthia. I'm not remembering any offensive language... and I sure don't remember any occult/satanism. Because Leslie doesn't believe in god?
This stuff just astounds me...