Thursday, April 14, 2011

They want to ban them; we should read them

Every year the American Library Association releases a list of the Most Frequently Challenged Books. This just proves that the land of the free and the home of the brave is not such an open-minded society as Hollywood likes us to think. Requests to ban books just seem to fly all over the American skies, and these acts against the collective psyche of the human race, are not likely to come to an end any time soon. It's at times like these that I come to thank my good fortune for living in a truly democratic, though somewhat problematic, society where no-one is bound to crucify you for a work of art. Unless of course our priests think otherwise.
Anyway, here's the list:

1. "And Tango Makes Three" by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
2. "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie
3. "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
4. "Crank" by Ellen Hopkins
5. "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
6. "Lush" by Natasha Friend
7. "What My Mother Doesn’t Know" by Sonya Sones
8. "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America" by Barbara Ehrenreich
9. "Revolutionary Voices" edited by Amy Sonnie
10. "Twilight" by  Stephenie Meyer

1 comment:

Σταυρίδου Δήμητρα said...

Καλά, θέλουν να απαγορεύσουν τον Χάξλεϊ; Ακόμα εκεί είναι; Τι να πω τώρα... (Πέρα από την πρακτική της απαγόρευσης που την αφήνω ασχολίαστη).