As National Library Week continues, the American Library Association has revealed the top 10 most challenged books of 2009. These annual lists are the driving force behind the ALA’s annual Banned Books Week, which celebrates the freedom to read and the First Amendment.
Here is a look at this year’s list:
- IM series by Lauren Myracle
- And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell & Justin Richardson
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
- The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
These are all really excellent books, and I’m always glad that attempts to have books like these banned are denied. Go freedom of speech!!!
Over at our sister site, Novel Novice Twilight, we also talk about how Twilight has made its way onto the list this year.
Banned Books Week is coming this Sept. 25th to Oct. 2nd.
For the comments: Which books from the list have you read? Why do you think they made the 10 most challenged list of 2009?