Saturday, June 2, 2012

The DMS Wants to Know!

Banned books are back! Monday's Riddle set us free, opening up the theme this week. Lizzy then took us on a journey to the underground railroad in the 1800's with her review of Freedom Crossing by Margaret Goff Clark. We ended up on the topic of banned books on Top of the Heap, and it was fun to chat about two of our favorites naughty stories : ) The list really was unbelievable! Today, we want to hear from all of you! 


The DMS wants to know: What is your favorite banned book? 
(Here is the banned children's book list on Amazon)


We told you ours, now let's hear yours! 

33 comments:

  1. A surprising list. My two favourites would have to be Of Mice And Men and Flowers For Algernon. The book I'm most surprised to see being In The Night Kitchen. I wonder what books would be added to a more updated list. Personally I'd be surprised if someone didn't add any of Jacqueline Wilson's books as they seem to cause lots of outrage amongst those who would ban books.

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    1. I loved Flowers for Algernon when I read it. I haven't read In the Night Kitchen- but I would like to soon! I imagine every year more books must get added. ~Jess

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  2. PS. My favourite reason for the banning of a book? A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein - apparently for a single poem and accompanying illustration which suggests that children could avoid washing dishes by breaking them.

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  3. Really hard. I mean Harry Potter is on there so I have to say that. I also really love The Chocolate War, Hatchet, and Bridge to Terabithia.

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    1. Adriana- I love HP and think most people that have added it to a banned list haven't read it. I find it odd that Hatchet and Bridge to Terabithia are both on there. Amazing! Thanks for stopping by. :) ~F

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  4. Hmmmm, Harry Potter is definitely one of my favorites. I don't think the banned book list is as long in Canada though *shrug* I've read a few of those :P

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    1. Hi Jenn, Harry Potter is one of our favorite series as well-it's such a magical story! Thanks for stopping by : ) ~ F

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  5. There are too many to name a favorite. Of course Harry Potter, but A Light in the Attic, A Wrinkle in Time, and so many others.

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    1. Hi Amy, A Wrinkle in Time is a wonderful story and I am baffled that A Light in the Attic would be on the banned book list. Lazy Jane by Shel Silverstein is my favorite poem : ) Great to hear from you! ~ F

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  6. That list was amazing...I think I love all of them!

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  7. Oh my gosh I can't believe Judy Blume's Blubber and Forever are on there! I loved those as a teen and my daughter even read them.

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    1. LM Preston- I loved every Judy Blume book that I have ever read! The list is fascinating. ~Jess

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  9. Sorry for deleting the previous comment – I managed to miss out the word ‘disturbing’ so the comment didn't make a lot of sense!
    The lion, the witch and the wardrobe is one of my favourite books – why on earth would anyone want to ban it? I can sort of understand the lord of the flies being on the list. I've read it several times, and it is rather disturbing, but I will read it again, and I certainly wouldn’t ban it.

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    1. Barbara- I love The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, too. I often wonder if people decide to ban books based on their titles. Then again, I don't quite understand why anyone would ban a book anyway. :) ~Jess

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  10. I thought I'd misread the title of the list. How could they have banned Shel's poems? And 'Bridge To Terabithia' for grief?

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    I love 'The Catcher in the Rye,' haven't finished Huck Finn, and am looking forward to reading Farenheit 451. (Actually, now that I've gone through the list, I have few more books to place on my to-read list... teehee.)

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    1. Claudine- I know! Crazy! I have read many of the books on the list- and will definitely read more of them. I read Farenheit 451 in high school and thought it was wonderful. It is a book about banning books. I think you will like it! Happy reading! ~Jess

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  11. oh my gosh!!! I am shocked!! I know every single one of those books..they are not banned in our school district. After the stuff they teach them in health class how could any book ever ever be banned?!

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    1. Annmarie- Shocked is such a great descriptor! Glad to hear that they are not banned where you live. So much to learn from all books. :) ~Jess

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  12. So many great books on that list, it's hard to choose. Twain's always a favorite, but I loved many others. Strange to think they want to censor these books, that will challenge kids to think, and turn a blind eye to violent, senseless video games. Makes you wonder!

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    1. Cate- It really does make you wonder. There are so many books on this list that have helped me to see other points of view and different ways of life. Plus- my imagination and creativity have been sparked. You brought up a great point about video games. ~Jess

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  13. I think I am most surprised to see The Lorax on the list. How odd!

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    1. Hi Trey, Isn't it though?!? Thanks for stopping by : ) ~ F

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  14. Hmmm, my books I love list and this banned books list seem to be the same. I remember a big dust up from a handful of parents upset that I was reading a book about witches and wizards the first time I read The Sorcerer's Stone aloud to my 6th grade class.

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    1. Hi Leslie, Thanks for stopping by! I can never understand how a story like The Sorcerer's Stone could be taken in any other way other than completely wonderful. It was one of the stories that opened up the world of books for me. Not everyone has to like witches and wizards, but, I mean, the idea of them exists. They are defined in the dictionary. The rest is all just the imagination, and everyone is free to do whatever they want with their own, regardless of whatever rules are implied. ~ F

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  15. Well, it's dated now and I hear a lot of teens say they hated it, but I still have a very soft place in my heart for Catcher in the Rye.

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    1. Hi clemmckenzie, Catcher in the Rye is a classic! I actually don't like Holden as a character- but I thought the story was fascinating. Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  16. Harry Potter. I love those books and banning them is crazy.

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    1. Flex- I love those books, too. Reading with Harry is magical. :) ~F

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  17. Anne Frank? Ok, that one shocked me. Banned classics. Unbelievable. Sad, really.

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    1. Donna- You are right when you say that banning books is sad. I think banning Anne Frank's diary is crazy! ~F

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