Archive for September, 2011
What do you mean books can be banned?! PREPOSTEROUS!!! This week (September 24th through October 1st) the PRHS Library celebrates the freedom to read literature that has been banned or challenged in various schools and libraries around the world! So stop by and relish in your intellectual freedom by checking out a banned book this week (yeah, that’s right…our library has like a bazillion banned books for you to choose from, okay, maybe not a bazillion…but still!)
Here are just few banned books that we have in our library of awesomeness that other libraries and schools have given the big red stamp of un-approval!
The Lorax…banned in Laytonville, California School District on grounds that this book criminalizes the forestry industry.
The Harry Potter Series…banned in countless schools for containing witchcraft and promoting lying, cheating and stealing…the series is also at the top of the Most Frequently Challenged Books of the Decade List, blimey!!!
The Kite Runner… banned for offensive language and sexual content.
The Catcher in the Rye…banned due to obsence language and inspiring teens to rebel.
The Twilight Series… banned in Australian schools for going against religious beliefs