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Society’s proclivity to censor the subject of activities this week
These books have either been challenged or banned in communities across the United States.
These are some of the reasons the book To Kill a Mockingbird has been banned in some communities in the U.S.
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, has been banned in numerous cities, these included.
Banned Book Week events in Durango

Today: Nancy Stoffer will interview Chris Finan, president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, on KDUR’s “Rim Shots/Off the Rim” radio show from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday: “Breakfast with Bookslingers,” an invitation-only discussion of Banned Books Week with regional booksellers and librarians at Carver Brewing Co. from 8:30 to 10 a.m. If you want to be invited, email Libby Culver at libby@mariasbookshop.com.

Thursday: At Durango Public Library there will be a “readout,” where people read from banned books, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The footage will be uploaded on Banned Books Week’s YouTube station. Maria’s also will host readouts all week. Email Culver if you would like to participate.

All week: People are invited to Maria’s to look at its display of banned books and ask about why they were banned.

Challenged titles

According to the American Library Association, the 10 most challenged titles of 2011 were:

1. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series, 2005), by Lauren Myracle.

2. The Color of Earth (series, 2009), by Kim Dong Hwa.

3. The Hunger Games trilogy (2008), by Suzanne Collins.

4. My Mom’s Having A Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy (2005), by Dori Hillestad Butler.

5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007), by Sherman Alexie.

6. Alice (series, 2002), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

7. Brave New World (1981), by Aldous Huxley.

8. What My Mother Doesn’t Know (2001), by Sonya Sones.

9. Gossip Girl (series, 2001), by Cecily Von Ziegesar.

10. To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), by Harper Lee.

Banned and challenged 2000-09

According to the American Library Association, the most banned and challenged books from 2000 to 2009:

1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling.

2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier.

4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell.

5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck.

6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou.

7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz.

8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman.

9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle.

10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky.

11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers.

12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris.

13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey.

14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.

15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison.

16. Forever, by Judy Blume.

17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker.

18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous.

19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger.

20. King and King, by Linda de Haan.

21. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

See not, read not

These books have either been challenged or banned in communities across the United States.
These are some of the reasons the book To Kill a Mockingbird has been banned in some communities in the U.S.
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, has been banned in numerous cities, these included.
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