The Most Anticipated Week of the Year has Arrived

Which is that? Banned Books Week! Duhh.

First off, I never wrote my post back in April when 2014’s most banned books were initially announced. So here’s the list:

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

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.

And Tango Makes Three by Jason Richardson and Peter Parnell.

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley.

Saga (comic book series).

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier.

These were the most challenged books last year. And I’m sure you recognize most or all of them. The best part about Banned Books Week is that events are going on all over the country in support of these books and others that have been challenged.

I haven’t been reading lately, so I won’t say I’m going to read one of these this week. But I think it’d be great to show your support for these books and authors in some way this week. Read a book. Tweet something. Write a blog post. Something.

What are you doing for Banned Books Week?

12 thoughts on “The Most Anticipated Week of the Year has Arrived

  1. Wondering why I haven’t heard of Banned Books Week before now. Now my curiosity’s up; why were these books banned I wonder?
    No, I don’t want you to tell me. I want to read at least one of them and figure it out for myself :).


  2. I’m a high school English teacher and I always devote some class time to discuss Banned Books during this week…which is followed by a novel study of Fahrenheit 451.


  3. I’ve read a few books by Sherman Alexie and he is great. His book of short stories “Ten Little Indians” was fantastic. I’ve also read “Persepolis” and wrote a paper on it. Great little book. I would love to write a book someday that is banned.


  4. The Kite Runner is still on this list? It has been for years.


  5. I was given Kite Runner and never read it. Suddenly now that I know it’s “banned” I want to read it. Must go foraging in the left over books box.


  6. I’ve found that the reason why many books are banned is because they reveal something that makes us uncomfortable….or the person is just too uptight. Either way, I love reading banned books. They usually turn out to be amazing!


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