Thursday, September 06, 2007

Banned Books Week - September 29 - October 6, 200

The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) is providing a Banned and Challenged Book List to make your selection of books easier "The Freadom List" is available in a full-color .pdf, which has much more book info.

The list of 24 titles, ranging from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Bluest Eye to The Perks of Being a Wallflower -- includes full bibliographic information and many quotes about the titles from independent booksellers in the Book Sense program. The list also features a "First Amendment Bookshelf," a selection of 17 important recent and backlist titles about free speech and free expression.

And, yes, 2 of Judy Blume's books, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, and all the Harry Potter series books are on the list, too. Book banning never seems to go out of style.

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