Thursday, August 06, 2009

Challenged Canadian Authors

I was challenged by John Mutford, a regular reader of the blog to come up with some Canadian titles which have been banned or challenged. Here are some titles which you can use as part of the Canadian Book Challenge.

A number of Robert Munsch titles have been challenged.

Margaret Lawrence - Stone Angel, Diviners
Margaret Atwood - Handmaid's Tale
Mordecai Richler - Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
W. O. Mitchell - Who Has Seen the Wind
Alie Munro - Lives of Girls and Women, Runaway
Barbara Smucker - Underground to Canada
Deborah Ellis - Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak
Timothy Findley - The Wars
W. P. Kinsella - Dance Me Outside
Yvon Deschamps - Tout Deschamps
Mike Pearson - Waging War from Canada
Michelle Marineau - L'ete des Baleines
Derek O'Brien - Suffer Little Children

For a list of books which have been banned or challenged in Canada (but not necessarily written by Canadian authors), check Freedom to Read resources.

Happy reading John.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Good grief! Banning Munsch? These people need to get out more.