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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 […]


Damn that Potter

by chasitymoody on September 26, 2006

Harry Potter is a troublemaker. I mean posting about him is bound to bring some type of discord. I wrote a post about one of those books and got lambasted for liking a children’s book. I am not a genre snob. I certainly cannot dismiss a good book simply because it fits into a genre […]


Here We Go Again…

September 25, 2006

It’s that time of year once again folks. Banned Book Week has officially started. While I got way too busy to do the challenge this year, I do want to encourage everyone to read a banned or challenged book. The list for 2005-2006 has been released and can be found in this brochure on ILA’s […]

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50 Banned Books: Of Mice and Men

January 14, 2006

Title: Of Mice and Men Author: John Steinbeck *Status: (2002) Challenged as required reading at the high school in Grandville, Michigan because the book “is full of racism, profanity, and foul language.” (2002) Banned from the George County, Mississippi because of profanity. (2003) Challenged in the Normal, Illinois Community High Schools because the book contains […]

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How Many Have You Read?

September 30, 2005

Ladies and Gentleman, I give you the The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books between 1990 and 2000.

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Banned Book Week FAQ

September 29, 2005

FAQ I have gotten so many emails about my support of Banned Book Week, that I thought I would take the time to condense and answer them here. Question: Shouldn’t parents have the right to monitor their children’s reading? Answer: Absolutely. That is why I am against banning or challenging books. When one group bans […]

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Banned Bookslut

September 28, 2005

Chris Zammarelli is a columnist for the Bookslut website. I am not sure whether or not he is still a contributor. I do know that his Banned Bookslut column is no more. However, you can still read his articles in the archives. Check them out here.

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Banned Books Online

September 28, 2005

Want to read a banned book? How about downloading one right now? The Online Books Page presents Banned Books Online. You won’t find every book that has been challenged or banned on this site. Mainly, because not every one of them has been made available in an online format. But, if you are curious, this […]

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Judy Blume Discusses Censorship

September 26, 2005

As one of the most challenged authors in children’s fiction, Judy Blume discusses censorship and its effect on children’s literature. Judy Blume Discusses Censorship Be sure to check out the link to her OpEd piece: Is Harry Potter Evil?

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Banned Book Week Template

September 25, 2005

Preview the banned book template. Download the banned book template. I loved the old time feel of this image. So, I decided I needed to do a template based on it. The idea of which, coincided nicely with banned book week.

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