Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Read a Good Book

Ok, so we know about The Good Book - and the American Library Association has compiled lists of other good books. So good these books are that some people are afraid of them!

  1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

  2. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

  3. The Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

  4. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

  5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

  6. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

  7. It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
  8. (ooohhhh... Kids might learn that it's not the stork!)
  9. Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz

  10. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey

  11. Forever by Judy Blume

I get that some folks don't want their tax dollars going to fund filth, but one person's filth is another person's treasure. In our society, we must respect our diversity while simultaneously guarding our individual character, but we cannot impose our own individual character upon everyone.

Google has a great page on banned books, too.

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