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The Reasons Don’t Matter…

by chasity.moody on March 5, 2011

I am still working on the reviews of both Daria and Louisa May Alcott’s Blood and Thunder Stories. That has not changed. I have been thinking though. The thing that always kept me going as a blogger was my joy in reading books that had been banned. So, now I have to get back to […]


50 Banned Books: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by chasitymoody on December 6, 2005

Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Author: Maya Angelou Status: In 1994, this book was challenged in several high schools. The challenges were in Iowa, Texas, Colorado and Georgia. The main complaint against it was that it provided “encouragement to partake in premarital sex, homosexuality, and use profanity. It was also criticized as […]


The Harry Potter Review

August 9, 2005

It won’t be this week. I began the review so many times and couldn’t finish it. I procrastinated and procrastinated and in the end, I deleted what I had. Why? Because I am unsure how to review it without spoiling it. Because it really made me sad, and books that touch me that way are […]

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50 Banned Books: 2 for the price of one

July 10, 2005

Since these were both by the same author and are in the same genre, I decided to review them together. Title: Where the Sidewalk Ends Author: Shel Silverstein Status:Challenged at the West Allis-West Milwaukee, Wis. school libraries (1986) because the book “suggests drug use, the occult, suicide, death, violence, disrespect for truth, disrespect for legitimate […]

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50 Banned Books: The Giver

June 2, 2005

Title: The Giver Author: Lois Lowery Status:According to the American Library Association, The Giver has been ranked as one of the most commonly challenged books in public and school libraries.  In 1995, it was one of the three most commonly challenged books…More on that in a minute The Plot: Jonas lives in a very orderly […]

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50 Banned Books: The Catcher in the Rye

May 24, 2005

Title: The Catcher in the Rye Author: J.D. Salinger Status: The most banned and challenged book in the US between 1966 and 1975 for being “obscene” and containing an “excess of vulgar language, sexual scenes, and things concerning moral issues.” The Plot: Holden Caulfield has been expelled from yet another prep school. Once again, it […]

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