Friday, October 14, 2005

100 Most Challenged Books Meme

Meme from PoliBlog (via The Yin Blog): Which of the The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000 have you read?

#05 – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
#06 – Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
#07 – Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
#13 – The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
#18 – The Color Purple by Alice Walker
#22 – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
#37 – The Handmaiden's Tale by Margaret Atwood
#39 – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
#41 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
#42 – Beloved by Toni Morrison
#47 – Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
#52 – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
#56 – James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
#57 – The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
#69 – Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
#70 – Lord of the Flies by William Golding
#71 – Native Son by Richard Wright
#84 – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
#85 – Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
#90 – Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman

Hurm, I'm not sure what that says about me, if anything. The list, compiled by the American Library Assocaition, is pretty interesting in the range of things challenged. The only one I think I could back a ban of is Where's Waldo? by Martin Hanford; that guy freaks me out.

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