Monday, April 02, 2007

Reporting on the Challenge April 2, 2007

Freedom to Read Poster 2003
Take the "Banned Book Challenge" along with the people below.

138 people, including the people listed below, have pledged to read over 1476 books in the Banned Book Challenge. (I knew the math would get me in the end.) I realized today that 22 people have set a goal of over 25 books and my Excel spreadsheet did not include the books in the total.) Thus the jump from last week's total.

Banned_for_life14, USA, 6
Katya, USA, 10
Quixotic, UK, 5
John, USA, 2
lifelongreader, UAE, 2
chica3545, USA, 3
Kayla, USA, more than 25
Dnc1ngQueen, USA, more than 25
Lauren, USA, 10
tkempton, USA, 5

Check the comments below for titles that have been submitted. There are a number of study guides or papers prepared by Professor Paul Brians of Washington State University for two of the books being submitted as completed titles -- Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and the Dystopian Tradition and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

1 comment:

fahrenheit451moderator said...

jfreeman99, USA
Face on a Milk Carton
I am really not sure why this book has been challenged. There is a "hint" of pre-marital sex; there is a sub-plot about cults; and, there is parental disobedience; however, each item is handled appropriately and in minimal detail.

A Separate Peace
I really don't know, unless it was banned during WWII for sort of not being completely reverent about the military?

The Handmaid's Tale
The book was challenged for its sexual content, and violation of the sanctity of marriage.

Fahrenheit 451
Challenges government and the banning of inappropriate books. Some foul language.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Deals with puberty and sexuality.