BOOK BANNING in 2012…really?

Hello Friends,

There are few things that scare me more than book banning.  It might sound silly, but I think it’s a mark of barbarians, I think it’s a sign of backwards, ignorant, stifling values. It’s JUST WRONG.

While perusing The Daily Beast, I came across a rather disturbing article regarding BANNED BOOKS:

The American Library Association just released its list of the top 10 “most frequently challenged books of 2011.” From The Hunger Games trilogy to Brave New World, see the bestsellers that parents and teachers have been trying to ban from the book shelves.

That. Is. TERRIFYING.  I read the list.  There’s nothing on this list that should be banned. EVER. But then again, it’s quite clear that we don’t support book banning here at The Write Teacher. Ever.

Everyone should read these books:

‘The Color of Earth’ (Series) by Kim Dong Hwa

‘The Hunger Games’ Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

‘My Mom’s Having A Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy’ by Dori Hillestad Butler

‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ by Sherman Alexie

‘Alice’ (series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

‘Brave New World’ by Aldous Huxley

‘What My Mother Doesn’t Know’ by Sonya Sones

‘Gossip Girl’ (series) by Cecily Von Ziegesar

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee

‘TTYL; TTFN; L8R,G8R’ (Series) by Lauren Myracle

In the age of Facebook, twitter, video games, video chat, and all of the other technology innovations, READING has taken a backseat, it’s practically in a  different car.  So when students are ACTUALLY READING, the LAST THING THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE DOING IS DISCOURAGING THEM.
There’s nothing wrong with these novels.
A special thank you to The Daily Beast for bringing this to our attention, and for the wonderful photo you see below.
Photo Credit – The Daily Beast

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