Banned Books Week

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Did you know next week is Banned Books Week? Sheila over at Book Journey is hosting Reading To Beat The Banned! Banned Book Week.

I don't like all the books that have been banned or want to read them all, but I think everyone should have a choice to do so. I do have to say that there are places where only some books should be available, such as my kids' school library. I don't need my 2nd or 4th grader picking up certain books, but I do think they should be available at general libraries and bookstores.

Here are some banned books that I have read:
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
Junie B. Jones (series), by Barbara Park
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

There are more and there are also several banned books on my tbr, but these were pulled from the lists on Book Journey. Some of these just really shock me - that they would be on here. To Kill A Mockingbird is a book I think everyone should read. It really portrays how racist so many people were, but more than that, the story and choices of some of the individuals are so inspiring. I know each of my kids will be reading it.

For a compilation of lists, you can go to the The Office For Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association's Frequently Banned and Challenged Books website.

What banned books have you read?

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