October 03, 2012

NPL Staff and their Books


Laura, NPL shelver, reads Are You There God?  It's Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume, number 60 on the list of 100 most frequently challenged books: 1990-1999, Blume's book deals with both religion and sexuality.

Kevin, NPL shelver, reads Tiger Eyes, also by Judy Blume.  Coming in at 89 on the same list, this titles is an example of self-censorship by the author.

Lori, Adult Services Technician, reads The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.  Frequently cited for its "offensive language," The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn made the annual list in 2002 and 2007 as well as being only 5th on the list for the 100 most frequently challenged books: 1990-1999 before moving down to 14 for the same list, 2000-2009.

ALA's information on these challenged books can be found here, here, and here. [see Blog Policy Information.]

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