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It’s Banned Books Week!

So halfway through Banned Books Week we thought that it would be a good idea to encourage you to take a look at one of the many books that have seen their share of trouble.

Several books are famous for the stir that they have caused, books like Harry Potter, Heather Has Two Mommies, and Lolita. However, many more unexpected books make it on to the ALA’s list of challenged books—for example Where’s Waldo, How to Eat Fried Worms, and A Light in the Attic.

Books are challenged for a variety of reasons (in Waldo’s case there was a small topless woman on one page) and by a variety of people. For more check out the ALA’s 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000 and their statistics on who is challenging and why.



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