Monday, September 13, 2010

Banned Books Week: my list




After looking through several lists that described the reasons for specific books being banned (and getting mildly depressed each time), I have decided on this list for my participation this year:

Classics
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Animal Farm by George Orwell



Young Adult
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher


Middl
e Grade
Alice books by Phyllis Naylor



5 comments:

lotusgirl said...

I love Fahrenheit 451 and Animal Farm. I haven't read the others. Enjoy your banned books.

Rebecca said...

I read Animal Farm as required reading in high school. Haven't read any of the others, but I think I might look for a copy of Fahrenheit 451, and maybe Whale Talk too. Thanks!

tanita davis said...

Oh, the ALICE books! There's a piece of childhood for some, as surely as Judy Blume is a piece of childhood for some (older) others. I've read all of these, in part, at least. I have to admit with great horror (an English major! A linguist!) that the classics are the ones of which I've only read excerpts! Maybe I need to get on that this year...!

Yat-Yee said...

Lois: I am glad to know you like both of them.

Rebecca: I went to high school in a different country, in which English was taught as a second language, and feel very behind in terms of reading the classics. I am using this as an excuse to catch up.

Tanita: For some reason, I had not been aware of the Alice books at all. As for the classics: whew, I am glad I'm not the only one who feels behind in the "required reading" department.

Nandini said...

Didn't know Animal Farm was banned! You'd like the "I read banned books" bracelet. I bought one at the ALA Midwinter conference and wear it often.