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Ban My Book-Please!

Banned Book Week has come around once again, and the American Library Association has released its list of the ten most banned/challenged books of the decade. In the 1990s, Jews dominated the list: Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories series (#1), Judy Blume's Forever (#7), Leslea Newman's Heather Has Two Mommies (#9), and J.D. Salinger's Overrated in the Rye (#10). Now, Schwartz, who died in 1992, has dropped to #7, and the rest of the list is Judenfrei.

This brings about mixed emotions. I don't like censorship. Censorship is bad. But on the other hand, the Tribe's ability to push buttons fills me with counter-cultural pride. Apparently, Jews don't do this anymore. Ouch.

The new list, after the jump.

1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling a[umlaut] 2. Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor a[umlaut] 3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier a[umlaut] 4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell 5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck a[umlaut] 6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou a[umlaut] 7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz 8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman a[umlaut] 9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Myracle, Lauren a[umlaut] 10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

The Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books [ALA]

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Title Annotation:Banned Book Week
Author:Klein, Dan
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 29, 2010
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