This week is Banned Book Week. We are lucky at TMC because we are pretty much allowed to choose what we read. Plus, a great club like Guys Read or the Mother/Daughter Book Club allows us to read about some pretty tough subjects and then discuss them in a responsible way.
Tom Angleberger wrote a recent blog post about his first book banning threat for Origami Yoda. What do you think? Should Origami Yoda be taken off our shelves?
Here are a few books that we have read in Guys Read that have been banned somewhere, for some reason:
The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis
The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, by Jack Gantos
Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
Surviving the Applewhites, by Stephanie S. Tolan
How to Eat Fried Worms, by Thomas Rockwell
Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
Any ideas why these books might have been banned? Are they dangerous? Who should be able to decide what you can and can’t read?
Keep reading (what you want)!