SCPL Teen Blog

September 24, 2007

Read a Banned Book

Filed under: banned books, books — SCPL Teens @ 11:39 pm

“Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but unlike charity, it should end there.” —Clare Boothe Luce

Celebrate Banned Books Week with us. Officially it takes place September 29 – October 5 (but really we celebrate it all year long.)
What to read? Here are some suggestions. These were the top ten most frequently banned books of 2006.
The links will take you to our library catalog where you can put the book on hold if you like 🙂

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell *

Gossip Girls series by Cecily Von Ziegesar

Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz

Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

* And Tango Makes Three is on order.


  1. i’ve read all of these books except the chocolate war and the penguin one. they are all excellent books. beloved was required reading for school.

    Comment by Anonymous — October 26, 2007 @ 1:43 am

  2. Lots of these are new to me, since I haven’t been in school for *cough cough* a while. But I want to read them all. What’s funny to me is that I think back on the ones I have read, and I think what I would have missed if that book had been banned from me. -Amy

    Comment by St. Charles Parish Library — October 26, 2007 @ 1:13 pm

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