October 03, 2012

More NPL Staff Read Banned Books

Jodi, Library Assistant in Circulation, enjoys James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, which was even number 50 on the list of 100 most frequently challenged books, 1990-1999.  "Because of the story's occasional macabre and potentially frightening content, it has become a regular target of the censors."

Youth Services Librarian Kathleen Ahern shows off our copy of A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein. This follows James and the Giant Peach, coming in at 51 on the list of 100 most frequently challenged books, 1990-1999.  Several of the individual poems within this work have been the subject of controversy.

Katie, Library Support Assistant in Circulation, reads Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich.  Number 8 on the Top 10 Challenges of 2001, it was challenged for "drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint."

ALA's information on book challenges can be found here and here.  [see Blog Policy Information.]

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