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September 23, 2006

Blog about Banned Book Week

Do you remember growing up with that book "A Light in the Attic" by Shel Silverstein? What about "Are you there God? It's me Margaret" by Judy Blume. I know you love the Harry Potter series. Well, these books and more have something in common; they have all been banned or challenged. Banning books burns me up! Blog about how Book Banning burns you up. Speak up and speak out all about Banned Books Week. Let your voice be heard. Muggles unite and tell us about your favorite banned book or just tell us how you feel about books being banned. Blog on Teens! Blog on! Check to see if your favorite book is on the banned book list. http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/bbwlinks/100mostfrequently.htm

Posted by Techno Host at September 23, 2006 11:56 AM


The Giver, is one of my favorite books, but I just looked it up and it said it was challenged! The only thing controversial about it is the part where it talks about death. But it doesn't really go into detail.

Posted by: don'tknockthetreesknees at October 5, 2006 11:53 AM

a light in the attic is the bestest book in the WORLD!!! YEAH HEH!!!! read it. it rocks my socks

Posted by: hi-rice at October 9, 2006 1:22 AM

i can't believe it! i am so mad! a light in the attic is really gr8 and so is the giver! i can't believe they banned them! is this censorship or is this an infringment on our freedom as americans? you pick. i heard that my brother sam is dead is another book that's been banned. but harrypotter shouldn't be banned. some poor person that can't afford to spend 10-30 bucks on the book needs a free, government-funded copy for their enjoyment! not cool.

Posted by: blondandgorgeous1 at October 11, 2006 4:39 PM

this is unreal!!!!! just because a book has a little conflict or a shade under a happy ending, they ban it. soon goldilocks and cinderella will be under fire because they don't end up happy or have "malicious" content. i mean, julie of the wolves was a great book, but just because there are hunters described graphically, they ban it. i read summer of my german soldier and just because there's a bit of a graphic scene in places, they keep it from us! sry, i'm super outspoken about this because as an avid reader, it prevents me from enjoying books i love.

Posted by: thespian4ever at October 11, 2006 4:45 PM

I remember reading A Light In The Attic when I was really small. This makes me wonder why in the world would they ever ban a poetry book, when it's supposed to be about freedom of speech? I mean, what's in there that can really harm our thinking capabilites besides making us a little goofier?

Posted by: Spin at October 11, 2006 8:28 PM

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Posted by: keren p. at November 18, 2006 2:19 PM

I believe that The Giver should never be banned any where in the United States. I have much response to support what I say. First of all I have read the book my self when I was 10 years old. I was a 5th grader at the time that I read this book. After I read this book it was my favorite novel for years. I don’t know how anybody could ever challenge this book. Kids need to be exposed to this kind of thing and the real world. You can’t keep your kid under your wing forever. Also, what did we come to this country for in the first place? Freedom. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. The last part is the most important, Freedom of press. Writing a book does fall under Freedom of Press. So people can’t ban a book that somebody has written for their pleasure and expression. I love lois lowry and her works of wonder

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Posted by: Mister at February 6, 2007 6:05 PM

I don't understand why people choose to suppress others creativity. I believe, that if one individual is uncomfortable reading one book, they should have the liberty not to read that particular book. Others have no right to limit others freedom of speech. We are here to explore with our minds and make our own choices. The world already exposes so much to us anyway.

Posted by: April at March 26, 2007 9:23 PM

Books should not be banned. I wonder why the First Amendment does not come up in coversations on censorship more often. Perhaps you could make some mention of it? Great image, by the way.

Posted by: Abby at May 31, 2007 3:00 PM

Have these people heard of Freedom of Speech? Two of my favorite books, The Giver and A Light in the attic are banned?!? Whats the point? So, the giver may go into death, and I dont even know why they banned Light in the Attic, but is it really this big of a deal? We have the right to have access to the books they are banning. I Think it should be up to us what books we think we should or shouldnt be reading. And the whole controversy with the video games- Same Principle, just a different basis. They only ban them if there is WAY to much vulgar material. Take a look at Grand Theft Auto, Driver, and some of those games. Are they banned? I don't Think so.

Posted by: Donald G. at October 5, 2007 12:48 PM

I believe that books shouldn't be banned. If the books wernt good enough they shouldn't of even published them in the first place. The Light In the Attic is one of my favorite books. Alot of these books being banned should just stay out on the racks. Freedom of speech should be an issue.

Posted by: Vanessa.. at October 5, 2007 12:54 PM

One if my favorite books is A Light in the Attic by Shell Silverstein.I don't see much really wrong with this book.This book was banned because it had one poem that "Encouraged suicide" it was supposed to be kind of a fun little poem but people take things way too seriosly these days!!!!!!!! It makes me mad. thanks for this cool site for the teens finally.

Posted by: Billy Joe Bob at November 5, 2007 6:14 PM

O my gosh banning books has no purpose. I am doing a essay on this and I think it's rediculous. I mean they are banning books for the stupidest reasons. Because it mentions God and death or because it say a swear word. So, are all the books aventually going to be banned? I mean it's just so stupid because anyone can go out on the streets and see and hear way worse stuff that's in a book and o by the way everyone dies and you might as well face the fact.

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