Thursday, September 29, 2011
Book Blogger Hop (11)
“In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite banned or frequently challenged book”?”
My favorite from 2010-2011 list is "Speak," by Laurie Halse Anderson. I think rather than banning this book, it should instead be on reading lists for high schools. It portrays the effects of sexual assault on victims so vividly, and I think sexual assault and bullying are subjects that should be discussed more often in schools.
My favorite from other years is "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee. This is one of my all-time favorite books, and I've never understood why there are so many people against it. My guess is because it has a story line of a black man assaulting a white woman. If that's the case, I think it's actually a good idea to study the book in high schools, since it can be used to explore pre-civil rights race relations.
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