Sunday, September 27, 2015

Banned Books Week 2015



Banned Books Week this year is from September 27 to October 3. This year's focus is on Young Adult Books. For the purpose of compiling this year's list of most Banned Books in the YA division, the following was applied:  Young Adult literature is generally written for an audience between the ages of about eleven or twelve to about seventeen or eighteen. This is not a steadfast rule, but rather a general parameter. For the purpose of this list, the sponsors of Banned Books Week have defined Young Adult as books that have been taught in middle and high schools, and/or are located in the teen collections of public and/or school libraries.
 - From the BannedBooksWeek.org website

The top 10 books on the list are below:



The first 5 of the top ten are:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


The next five of the top ten are:

Drama by Raina Telgemeir
Chinese Handcuffs by Chris Crutcher
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros 
Looking For Alaska by John Green

Do you read banned books? Are there any YA books that aren't in the top 10 that you think should be?