Challenged Books in Schools and Libraries

Posted by peggysue on August 13, 2012 in Admirable, Courage, Healthy Choices, Hope, Passion and Joy, Selfless People |

For years there as been schools challenged in the high schools, high school libraries, colleges, and public libraries. Kids, teens and adults want to read these books to see what the  makes them radical, discriminatory, and under fire to be pulled or banned. Do you want to know what they are?

Remember,The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, we would always have high school or was it junior high students read the book.

I remember reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley for a college English class. That was long ago or many moons ago.  I can also remember reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee in college.

I actually think we grew up in a time when our parents were more racists, we weren’t because we were exposed to education and a variety of literature. We did no want to be like our parents, religious  racists, etc.

As teachers we taught students to be accepting of all people of all races, sexual choices, and Much More. We educated to be open thinkers.

Today, we have adults fighting to get a message out that white people are racists. I find that interesting because when we were teachers before retiring the kids were NOT racist in an inter-city school in Duluth. I wonder if racism includes those those that hord donations given in the name of helping those who are poor to  white folks pensions in non-profit organizations. That money should go to those who are poor, in poverty so they can get a jump start on a better life.

Quite frankly, I can’t wait for the elections to be over with so much racism, lack of empathy for the poor, and Much More. If they get rid of Medicare there will be an uprising in this country as the poor elderly will be out there in their wheel chairs an walkers waving crutches and much more. This would create a middle class poor system moving to the bottom that will become two classes, the rich and the poor. The elderly will not be able to pay their high cost medical bills that keep going up and up. Those of us who pay high c0-pays can hardly wait to be Medicare age!!!!

All three of the above books are banned by some libaries.

There are others that some libraries or schools ban. They are the following:

The Color of Earth series by Kim Dong Hwa

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones

Gossip Girl series by Cecily van Ziegesa

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

My Mom’s Having a Baby! A Kid’s Month by Month Guide to Pregnancy by Dori Hillestad Butler

tty; 18r, g8r series by Lauren Myracle

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