Monday, April 23, 2007

Reporting on the Challenge April 23, 2007

Take the "Banned Book Challenge" along with another 149 people, including the people listed below, who have pledged to read over 1562 books in the Banned Book Challenge.

Freedom to Read Poster 2006

dlm12, Canada, 2
regansmith, USA, 10
spacecadet08, USA, more than 25
AGhra, Sweden, more than 25

Take the "Banned Book Challenge" yourself. Register and set your goal, submit a completed title, and let us know when you have completed the challenge. The challenge runs until June 30, 2007.

See the comments below for titles that have been submitted.

1 comment:

fahrenheit451moderator said...

escapingjourney, USA
Athletic Shorts-Six Short Stories
My guess is that he has one story where a character is gay and has aids and he has another story where the character uses racist terms/names
A review is on my blog (

The layers of character, description, and human interaction make for a very thoughtful and enjoyable read. The innocent "eyes" and thoughts of the main character Scout remind us all of how we forget to "walk in anothers shoes" as her father taught her. This is truly a classic and I am glad I took the time to read it.

Diana, USA
To Kill a Mockingbird
So, why was this book on the challenged list? Perhaps the candidness of Harper Lee in her look at how people are labeled and treated according to their skin color, family heritage, education, and financial or social position is too strong or hits too close to home for some readers.

Coversgirl, Australia
The Decameron
It painted unflattering portraits of members of the religious orders, and many of the stories were bawdy even by todays standards. (Wife-swapping, anyone?)