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The American Library Association’s Banned Books Week celebrates the Freedom to Read. Observed during the last week of September each year since 1982, the annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

At the ALA Banned Books Week web page where you can order buttons, posters, bookmarks, and T-shirts to let everyone know where you stand on censorship.

Below the fold is their list of the 25 most challenged books.  It’s been a great day of bad news for the corrupt GOP leadership.  Why not read a banned book to celebrate 🙂

crossposted at My Left Wing
Tip of the hat to Red State Rabble for reminding me of this.

Here’s the ALA’s list of the 25 most often challenged books (you can read the whole 100 on the ALA Banned Books website):

Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz

Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling

Forever by Judy Blume

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman

My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Giver by Lois Lowry

It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris

Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine

A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Sex by Madonna

Earth’s Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

Happy reading MLWers.  Proud to be fighting alongside you.

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