Monday, February 26, 2007

Freedom to Read week

Happy Freedom to Read week. Please take a moment to check out the Freedom to Read web-site. They have a whole section dedicated to this week as well as a challenged books page which provides a list of 100 books that have been banned or challenged over the past few decades.

Some highlights from the list include the following:

The Bible was challenged in Saskatchewan because it could promote hatred towards homosexuals.

Daddy's Roommate was challenged for being a bad role model for children.

Harry Potter books
have been challenged because it was felt that the witchcraft, wizardry and magic making are inappropriate for young readers.

Of Mice and Men have been challenged for taking God's name in vain numerous times and for having no educational benefit.

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