Jun 22, 2009
She then discusses in short;
Who can challenge a book?
What happens to the challenged book?
Why are books challenged?
The author feels that challenged and banned books is a form of censorship and everyone has the right to have access to all information, read all materials and the right to express opinions no matter how unpopular. She also give us some interesting facts such as between the years 1990 and 2000, 6,364 books were challenged.
Here is a link to the entire podcast. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40yZRj5Ara4
Jun 14, 2009
Libraryland Roundup is a great blog for "collection managers, reference providers, reader's advisors, the technically inclined, and other denizens of libraryland." It was easily accessed using blogsearch.google.com
The ALA’s Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2008: April 26, 2009
1. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
2. His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman
3. TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series), by Lauren Myracle
4. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
5. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen
7. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von
8. Uncle Bobby’s Wedding, by Sarah S. Brannen
9. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
10. Flashcards of My Life, by Charise Mericle Harper
These titles were challenged due to such themes as homosexuality, satanism, offensive language and religious viewpoints etc. For a comprehensive list click the link below.