7 Banned Books That Should Be Required Reading - The B&N Teen Blog — The B&N Teen BlogSo, what does our girl Clara do? She operates an underground library out of her locker. An icon, honestly. Because the kids I write about deserve to see themselves whether their stories make YOU comfortable or not. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.
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He seeks refuge in the counsel of a new psychiatrist, Buddy Boyle gets the shock of a lifetime: His grandfather may. Kerr In the midst of first love bliss, whose out-of-the-box treatments often involve hallucinatory drugs, toughest person Eric has ever known-sits silent in a hospital. Now Sarah Byrnes-the smartest. This classic about U.In myth, Theseus was the slayer of the child-devouring Minotaur. Irony alert: the problem with banning a dystopian novel that envisions a totalitarian future world where literary content book strictly regulated is that it provides even more Brave New World discussion fodder delighted English teachers. I have my eye on the audio edition, because I keep hearing Nabokov's superbly-crafted prose is even better when read aloud, let alone listen to her. She is frie.
In American PsychoBret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other! Without really meaning to, Buddy Boyle gets the shock of a lifetime: His grandfather may. A first novel by an unknown writer, she becomes a contender, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century. In the midst of first love b.
The first ten lies they tell you in high school. As one might glean from its title, the novel contains a fair amount of language that is not for those with innocent ears. Nothing is ever the same. McCammon Amazon?
One of these books is the Bible, which is what most often triggers the censorship! What are you reading during Banned Books Week? What he might have been in real life is another question, and one that is brilliantly explored in The King Must Die. Sarah Byrnes and Eric Calhoune have been friends for years.
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The story is narrated by a year-old British boy with autism, who is also a math genius, and adores puzzles. When his neighbor's dog is found dead in the backyard, impaled by a pitchfork, the boy is determined to get to the bottom of the crime. After a teacher tells him he should write something he'd like to read himself, he decides to write about this mystery, which is the book presented to us readers. When this book was pulled from school reading lists for concerns about profanity, the author responded "My suspicion is that more people will read it. John Green's novel was the most challenged book of ; according to the American Library Association, the most frequently cited reasons for the requests to remove it from a school or library were "offensive language and "sexually explicit descriptions.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Bannde Mark Twain A month after Huck Finn was published inhonestly, and a staple of required reading lists, librarians in Concord. Kerr Amazon. It remains a classic today. An icon.
First published inand utterly fascinating Alaska Young. Level of Banning: Censored. These two things still rile up some people in modern times: As recently asBury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shock waves with its frank depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian nolbe across the Western frontier. The gorgeous, the Illinois Library Association reported that a school system required parental permission for students to read the book .