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It is time for Banned Books Week 2017! As with the previous years, I am planning on reading some challenged/banned books. Once again I searched around the net for books banned/challenged in the US, UK, or Australia, or other countries. From what I know, and also could find, my country doesn’t really ban books, so no books from my country.
This year I am planning on 10 books! But note, that just like last year, this may all just change. I may read more, or I may read less. I just want to read at least a few banned/challenged books this week, to show that we all should read what we want!
I will be updating this list as the week passes by, adding new books, removing others, and adding read-dates. Of course I will also be reviewing the books, so look forward to those.
Edit: Removed 3 books, added 1 book, read 8 books so far. 🙂
Final Edit (30-9): I read 9 books in total! All of them are picture books, I decided to make this year’s BBW Picture Book themed. It was a very interesting week, though I am rolling my eyes at the reasons why these books are banned/challenged. But then again, I do that every time I see a banned/challenged book, but I found some new reasons this year and some were just too silly.
The Rabbits’ Wedding by Garth Williams (read 26-9-2017)
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola (read 28-9-2017)
Sylvester And The Magic Pebble by William Steig (read 29-9-2017)
It’s A Book by Lane Smith (read 26-9-2017)
My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis, Suzanne DeSimone (read 25-9-2017)
Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah Hoffman (read 28-9-2017)
This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman (read 25-9-2017)
The Stupids Have a Ball by Harry Allard, James Marshall (read 29-9-2017)
Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron, Joe Cepeda (read 30-9-2017)