Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday Thirteen-Banned Books

In honor of it being Banned Book Week, my list this week consists of thirteen of the most frequently challenged books (from the top 100). How many have you read?

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
3. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
6. Beloved by Toni Morrison

7. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
8. 1984 by George Orwell
9. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
10. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

11. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
12. Bridge to Teribithia by Kathleen Paterson

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13. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


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Barbara said...

It's hard to believe that these great classics could ever be banned. Wow!

Calico Crazy said...

Amazing what people can find to take offense to. I've read all but Beloved and The Call of the Wild.

Calico Contemplations

Chris said...

i havent read any of these books!

my 13 is about movies

Julie said...

I think I've read six of them, not sure about 1984...I think I was supposed to read it in 1984, but I don't really remember it...and I didn't count The Grapes of Wrath which I had out of the library for 6 weeks this year, but never got more than a few pages into it (someday). We are going to see the play Charlotte's Web on Tuesday and I really wanted to read it to Jake before then, but it doesn't look like that is happening.