Friday, May 9, 2008

Banned Children's Books

I recently saw a list of the top 100 most banned children’s books. Not only had I read quite a few of them, but some of my favorite books were on the list. Just call me THE REBEL. Here are just a few of the titles I could not believe were on the list. Go out and read one of these in protest as soon as possible.

Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Giver by Lois Lowry

Other banned books not mentioned in the top 100.

The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
Witch’s Sister by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
Commander Toad in Space by Jane Yolen
Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

1 comment:

Lepi said...

I really don't understand why some of these are on here????



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