BANNED for making people think

The ALA released their list of the ten most challenged books of 2010.

Topping the list, a lovely children’s book about two male penguins who get together to raise a baby penguin. The funniest part of this particular banning is that the story was based on actual events at an American zoo! So all the people objecting to it are simply objecting to nature.

So, here are the most terrifying books of 2010. Read them at your own risk!

They have earned their scarlet B

Scarlet B

Only really dangerous books get the Scarlet B

  1. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
    Reasons: homosexuality, religious viewpoint, and unsuited to age group
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: offensive language, racism, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and violence
  3. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
    Reasons: insensitivity, offensive language, racism, and sexually explicit
  4. Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
    Reasons: drugs, offensive language, and sexually explicit
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and violence
  6. Lush, by Natasha Friend
    Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
  7. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
    Reasons: sexism, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
  8. Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
    Reasons: drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, and religious viewpoint
  9. Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie
    Reasons:  homosexuality and sexually explicit
  10. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
    Reasons: religious viewpoint and violence


Filed under Books, Kids, Rant

3 responses to “BANNED for making people think

  1. Zach Ervin

    I didn’t see any of these books banned for violence. I don’t think any book should be banned but let’s get our priorities straight. I mean really, banning for religious or political views? Why isn’t “The Book” on this list? Take responsibility for your own thoughts and actions and I will do the same.

    • thinkbannedthoughts

      We don’t ban books for violence, just like kids can watch g-rated films that contain murder, but put one female nipple in the picture and it’s an instant R.

      I agree, our priorities and fears are all backwards when it comes to censorship.

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