Rummanah Aasi


 Banned Book Week is officially underway. I have been busy presenting and advocating our intellectual freedom to a variety of classes at my school. Students are shocked and appalled about the book challenges and we are having lots of great discussions. Check out of my Forbidden Reads feature if you are curious about some of the books that I have highlighted on this blog. You can also see what Banned/Challenged Books I've read in 2010, 2011, and 2012. I will also be reading and reviewing books that have been banned/challenged in 2015 this week.

Here is an infographic from the American Library Association on the Top 10 2015 Book Challenges:

Click on the infographic to enlarge it.


It is important to note that 9 out of the 10 books are diverse books and they continue to be targeted in 2015. Unfortunately, I really don't see that declining. I've read 7 books on this list. You can read my review for Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan. I read Looking for Alaska by John Green and The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-time by Mark Haddon in my pre-blogging days. Looking for Alaska is my re-entry into YA and I never looked back and I had to read Curious Incident for one of my college courses and I enjoyed it. How many have you read? Any books on this list that surprised you? Let me know in the comments!

3 Responses
  1. I am ashamed that I haven't read any of the books on this list. I will have to make an effort to grab a couple. This summer my kids checked out an audiobook from the library: Tango makes three, that is one that shows up on lists to be banned, and my kids loved it.


  2. Nothing surprises me and I would say that I've only read one on the list above, but have several of them on my library wishlist. I will say that banning a book makes me want to read it more and has been the only thing for me to actually consider 50 Shades of Grey. LOL


  3. Kindlemom Says:

    I still don't understand the banning of books and I more than likely never will unless of course it was something filled with hate, which most of them aren't. Controversial, doesn't equal hate. :( So glad you've read a lot of these and enjoyed them.


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