Banned Books Week: Read 'The Hunger Games' or the 'Koran'
In the past year, books in danger of censorship include Suzanne Collins' popular "Hunger Games" series, which was adapted into a screenplay and will arrive in theaters sometime in 2012 to torment parents and others who think it numbs kids to violence. A Virginia school system also tried to ban "The Diary of Anne Frank," when it received a complaint that the book "sexual material and homosexual themes."
The ALA asks that from Sept. 24 - Oct. 1, lovers of literature read a banned book. Below, some titles from the 2010-2011 list to get you started:
"The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins
"The Diary of Anne Frank," Anne Frank
"Water for Elephants," Sarah Gruen
"Brave New World," Alduous Huxley
"The Catcher in the Rye," J.D. Salinger
"Slaughter-house 5," Kurt Vonnegut
"Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India," Joseph Lelveld
"My Mom's Having a Baby," Dori Hillested Butler