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It's Banned Books Week!  I was reminded of it when I went to the library because they have a display with books behind yellow caution tape.  Well, I've said before what I think about banning books.

I've been thinking about it more lately, partly because of what this Week is, and partly because I read an interesting post by author John Brown.  I really like the idea of an independent source for information about what to expect from books and movies and stuff like that.  I really appreciate the people who take the time to see the movies and read the books (some of which must be real stinkers or exceedingly boring) and then to let others know what's involved content-wise so they can make an informed decision.  Someone on Brown's site mentioned The Literate Mother, so I checked it out and I think it's very useful.  I recommend it.

As part of my personal celebration of Banned Books Week, I decided to make a list of all the challenged or banned books (that I know of) that I've read.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Animal Farm
The Bible
Black Beauty
Book of Bunny Suicides
Bridge to Terabithia
The Canterbury Tales
Cat's Cradle
The Crucible
Eloise in Paris
The Golden Compass
Gone with the Wind
The Great Gatsby
Green Eggs and Ham
The Gulag Archipelago
Harry Potter (series)
Heart of Darkness
The Hobbit
In the Night Kitchen
The Kite Runner
A Light in the Attic
Little Black Sambo
The Lord of the Rings
The Lottery
A Midsummer Night's Dream
My Brother Sam Is Dead
Patriot Games
Romeo and Juliet
A Separate Peace
The Stupids
The Subtle Knife
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Westing Game
A Wrinkle in Time

A pretty tame list, but if these books can be challenged, what does that say about the challengers?