Books, Miss Moneypenny

Banned Books Week

26.09.11 | Comment?

It is Banned Books Week! At least it is in America, where books are banned more zealously than here, in NZ, where no one seems to mind. We have a lot of the books that are most often challenged (in the US, of course!) in our fantastic Young Adult collection, where they remain happily unchallenged. Here is a list! (You can read more about each book by clicking on the link, and reading why they were challenged/banned here (pdf) and more recently, here (PDF also). Here’s a handy map, also.)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Twisted and Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Snakehead, by Anthony Horowitz
Baby Be-Bop, by Francesca Lia Block
House of Night series, by P. C. Cast and Kristen Cast
Deadline, by Chris Crutcher
Geography Club, by Brent Hartinger
Vegan, Virgin, Valentine, by Carolyn Mackler
The Bermudez Triangle, by Maureen Johnson
Lesson from a Dead Girl, by Johanna Knowles
Vampire Academy series, by Richelle Mead
Twilight series, by Stephenie Meyer
Forever in Blue : The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood, by Ann Brashares
ttyl, by Lauren Myracle
Living Dead Girl, by Elizabeth Scott 
Unwind, by Neal Shusterman
Only in your Dreams : A Gossip Girl Novel, by Cecily Von Ziegesar

Here are some picture of the covers, for added colour.

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