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Banned Book Week: Ten of My Family’s Favorite Banned or Challenged Books That Aren’t Harry Potter or the Bible

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No, I didn’t choose the Bible or Harry Potter. Nor TKAM. Nor GWTW. I tried to pick ones we enjoyed that aren’t Banned Book cliches. Did you know Where’s Waldo makes the list? It isn’t always the books you expect, is it? Well, here are our ten for today. These are by no means ALL of the banned or challenged books we’ve loved and enjoyed over the years. Just a nice selection of books you may not have known about.

 

Our Choices

(These are not in any ranked order.)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane [I know of one library in Idaho where this book was kept locked up].

Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatly Snider [a favorite of my daughter]

Junie B Jones series [another favorite of my daughter]

The Freedom Writer’s Diary (both my son and daughter)

The Outsiders (my son)

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

 

The Lists I Used-all official American Library Association lists

Banned and Challenged Classics

Top Ten Banned and Challenged Books Lists [all]

Frequently Challenged Children’s Books

 

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