Saturday, September 28, 2013

Episode 13: Banned Books

A conversation about how public libraries deal with challenges and the art of choosing material that people want to read and watch.

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Click here for OCLN catalog to place a "hold" one one of the 2012 Banned Books:

2012 Top Ten Banned Books

Out of 464 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom
  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey.   Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie.  Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher. Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James.  Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  5. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.  Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group
  6. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.  Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green.  Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  8. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz  Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence
  9. The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  10. Beloved, by Toni Morrison   Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence

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