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Banned Books Week Sept 22-28

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message 1: by Erin (last edited Sep 20, 2019 07:31AM) (new)

Erin Collins | 15 comments Mod
Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, is here. I just read 1984 a few weeks ago. George Orwell’s 1984 has repeatedly been banned and challenged in the past for its social and political themes, as well as for sexual content. Additionally, in 1981, the book was challenged in Jackson County, Florida, for being pro-communism.

I found the story to have similar themes as The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood which is also a book that has been challenged for the same reasons.

To celebrate your freedom to read, what banned or challenged book would you like to give a try ?


message 2: by Sydney (new)

Sydney | 4 comments I just looked at the ALA's list of 11 most challenged books of 2018 and was glad to see I had already read 7 (including A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, which I just read on Hoopla!). Only 4 more to add to my list! And my book club just read Toni Morrison's Sula (which I found on this list:
http://www2.ncte.org/app/uploads/2018...).


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