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message 1: by Liz M (new)

Liz M 20.1 In Honor of The Tattered Cover, a Denver store that refused to turn over sales information to the police and won a case in the Colorado Supreme Court on first amendment grounds, Read a Banned Book. When claiming points, you must provide a reference detailing where and when the book was banned.


message 2: by Rosemary (last edited Feb 18, 2012 08:30AM) (new)


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11963 comments Here is another website with some listings.

http://spencer.lib.ku.edu/exhibits/ba...


message 4: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 1869 comments Here is another website that might be helpful.

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/fr...


message 5: by Rosemary (last edited Feb 19, 2012 04:41AM) (new)

Rosemary | 2857 comments The ALA list has made me think of a couple of questions...

First, it includes 'challenged' books as well as banned, without telling you which is which. Are 'challenged' books acceptable for this task?

Also, does a ban have to be a government ban, or is it enough if one school, church or local library has banned the book?

For example Harry Potter is top of the ALA list, and I expect some churches/schools/libraries have banned it, but those bans wouldn't be legally enforceable. If a school bans a book, it just means they don't have it in the school, they can't stop kids reading it at home. It's very different from books that are seized by the police and not allowed to be sold.


message 6: by Kelli (new)

Kelli Robinson (kellifrobinson) As with any Listopia list, you will need to research and confirm these books actually meet the task but here are a couple lists to get you thinking:

Best Banned and/or Censored Books (or Worst to Have Banned)

Banned Books 2007-2008

Banned & Challenged YA Novels

Banned Books: Public Domain

Favorite Books That Were Once Banned

China's Best Banned Books

2009 ACLU of Texas Banned Books List

Arizona Banned Books

And here are books tagged "Banned Books" on Goodreads:

Genres>Literature>Banned Books


message 7: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Feb 19, 2012 09:17AM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2264 comments I found this link that explains some reasons to classic banned books http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/fr...

Are there other links that explain why the books are banned?


message 8: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Rosemary wrote: "The ALA list has made me think of a couple of questions...

First, it includes 'challenged' books as well as banned, without telling you which is which. Are 'challenged' books acceptable for this t..."


Challenged books are fine.


Rosemary wrote: "Also, does a ban have to be a government ban, or is it enough if one school, church or local library has banned the book?..."

It is unlikely that only one school/church/library will have challenged or banned a book. But if you find a specific example that you would like to use, post references to the challenge/ban here & I will consider it.


message 9: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2857 comments Thanks Liz! If challenged books are fine, that answers my question, I think.

For proving that they are banned or challenged, will it be enough if we show that they are on the ALA list?


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11963 comments Yes, that list is good because it is a most challenged /banned list.


message 11: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4488 comments I was wondering if the fact that the play was banned from production would count for this:

Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches


message 12: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Karen GHHS wrote: "I was wondering if the fact that the play was banned from production would count for this:

Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches"


It is likely that a play that has had performances banned, has also been removed from classrooms:

http://broadwayworld.com/board/readme...


message 13: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4488 comments Liz M wrote: "Karen GHHS wrote: "I was wondering if the fact that the play was banned from production would count for this:

Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches"

It is likely that a pl..."


Thanks, Liz,
I loved the play and I'm about to post it for points so thanks for the link!


message 14: by Tobey (new)

Tobey | 241 comments I don't think this website has been posted yet:

http://bannedbooksweek.org/about

I came across this in my inquiry as to whether The Hunger Games has been banned or challenged.


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2264 comments Yes it has been, it was on the list last year.


message 16: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4243 comments Texas school districts are amazing book-banners. Probably another reason to homeschool. In this link, ALL stephen King's books were banned.
http://www.aclutx.org/reports/bannedb...


message 17: by Tobey (new)

Tobey | 241 comments Not that it's particular to our task but here's some Canadian info...
http://freedomtoread.ca/docs/challeng...


message 18: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4488 comments Rebekah wrote: "Texas school districts are amazing book-banners. Probably another reason to homeschool. In this link, ALL stephen King's books were banned.
http://www.aclutx.org/reports/bannedb..."


Wow, that's quite a list! Does this mean that 11/22/63can be claimed for 20.1?


message 19: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4243 comments If an author's books were burned would that count? Orhan Pamuk's were burned in Turkey when he was put on trial for basically "insulting" Turkey in 2005.


message 20: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Karen GHHS wrote: "Rebekah wrote: "Texas school districts are amazing book-banners. Probably another reason to homeschool. In this link, ALL stephen King's books were banned.
http://www.aclutx.org/reports/bannedb......"


Only the books published before that report was issued.


message 21: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Rebekah wrote: "If an author's books were burned would that count? Orhan Pamuk's were burned in Turkey when he was put on trial for basically "insulting" Turkey in 2005."

Can you please provide a weblink? (I'm lazy)


message 22: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4243 comments Liz M wrote: "Rebekah wrote: "If an author's books were burned would that count? Orhan Pamuk's were burned in Turkey when he was put on trial for basically "insulting" Turkey in 2005."

Can you please provide a ..."


Sure! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orhan_Pamuk. It's under the heading "criminal charges"


message 23: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4243 comments Liz M wrote: "Karen GHHS wrote: "Rebekah wrote: "Texas school districts are amazing book-banners. Probably another reason to homeschool. In this link, ALL stephen King's books were banned.
http://www.aclutx.org/..."


I can call the school district Monday but I think he is still banned. I don't know if it is for his non-horror novels are not but chances are if it has sex, or the f word or gd words, it's still banned. This is ultra-conservative, Bible Belt country. Fortunately since I was born here, they have to tolerate me! ;-)


message 24: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4243 comments You know this is the state where they are pulling books or curriculums that might make the USA look bad. I called the dept of education inAustin because I just couldn't believe it! However it was true! Slavery is glossed over and the fact that when the constitution was first written only white men with property could vote.
Actuallt it is the whole Euro culture has to look good. Instead do saying Moslems from Africa conquered the Iberian Peninsula, the books now read, Southern immigrants established cities in Spain.


message 25: by Rebekah (last edited Mar 24, 2012 06:17PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4243 comments On this page you can go year by year
http://www.aclutx.org/resources/banne...

Did you see where the Arizona Scool Districts, not only took out the books but banned classes like Mexican American studies! Why? It could cause anger and racism of certain ethnic groups ie Anglo Americans

What'shappened to my country?!

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/na...


message 26: by Liz M (last edited Mar 25, 2012 05:08AM) (new)

Liz M Rebekah here is a link that confirms several of Pamuk's books have been banned in Turkey:
banned Nobel laureates


message 27: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4243 comments Good list . I was wondering the other day how many laureates were probably banned. Someone read Red and I thought they could get combo points.


message 28: by Connie (new)

Connie | 214 comments Would you consider "In Turkey, where the book had sold at least 6000 copies, a prosecutor launched a probe into whether The God Delusion was "an attack on holy values", following a complaint in November 2007." as "has been challenged" in Turkey (aka, can I claim combo points for this?)
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_God_...


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