In June 2009, Block’s book Baby Be-bop, which deals with the life of a gay teenager, was part of a controversy in West Bend, Wisconsin, where several parents’ groups insisted that the book, among others, be removed from the local public library and publicly burned.
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The new student in the senior class develops leukemia and affects the lives of his fellow students in various ways. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Meg Murry‘s classmates and teachers see her as a troublesome student. Her family knows that she is emotionally immature but also see her as capable of great things. The family includes her pretty scientist mother; her mysteriously absent scientist father; her 10-year-old twin brothers, the athletic Sandy and Dennys; and her five year-old brother Charles Wallace Murry, a super-genius.
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“Yeah,there was a whole chapter on you in my eight grade History of Angels textbook,” Miles said.
Arriane clapped. “And they told me that book was banned!”
— Lauren Kate (Torment)
”I always order the banned books from a black market dealer in California, figuring if the State of Mississippi banned them, they must be good.”
— Kathryn Stockett (The Help)
“The Local Paper here asked that me books be banned……..THE HIGHEST PRAISE for an Irish writer.”
— Ken Bruen *I recommend Ken Bruen if you like myster/thrillers
“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw
”Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.”
— Judy Blume
“A DEFINITION NOT FOUND
IN THE DICTIONARY
Not leaving: an act of trust and love,
often deciphered by children”
— Markus Zusak (The Book Thief)
”There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction; they can only be dealt with adequately in a children’s book.”
— Philip Pullman
So many of Judy Blume’s books banned. Here are some excerpts
“Like my mother said, you can’t go back to holding hands”
— Judy Blume (Forever)
“Not everything has to have a point. Some things just are. ”
— Judy Blume (Summer Sisters)
“some changes happen deep down inside of you. And the truth is, only you know about them. Maybe that’s the way it’s supposed to be.”
— Judy Blume (Tiger Eyes)
”We must, we must, we must increase our bust” – Are you there God? it’s me Margaret”
— Judy Blume
“Caitlyn isn’t someone to get over. She’s someone to come to terms with, the way you have to come to terms with your parents, your siblings. You can’t deny they ever happened. You can’t deny you ever loved them, love them still, even if loving them causes you pain.”
— Judy Blume
Banned Picture Books
TitleAuthorThe Amazing BoneWilliam SteigOn her way home from school, Pearl finds an unusual bone that has unexpected powers.
Crow BoyTaro YashimaChibi’s classmates come to appreciate his special knowledge and talent.
Daddy’s RoommateMichael WillhoiteA young boy discusses his divorced father’s new living situation, in which the father and his gay roommate share eating, doing chores, playing, loving, and living.
Guess What?Mem FoxThrough a series of questions to which the reader must answer yes or no, the personality and occupation of a lady called Daisy O’Grady are revealed.
Halloween ABCEve MerriamA poem for each letter of the alphabet introduces a different, spooky aspect of Halloween.
Heather Has Two MommiesLeslea NewmanWhen Heather goes to playgroup, at first she feels bad because she has two mothers and no father, but then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.
In the Night KitchenMaurice SendakA little boy’s dream-fantasy in which he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter.
Little Black SamboHelen BannermanA little boy in India loses his fine new clothes to the tigers, but while they dispute who is the grandest tiger in the jungle he takes his fine clothes back again.
Mommy Laid an EggBabette ColeTwo children explain to their parents, using their own drawings, where babies come from.
Strega NonaTomie dePaolaWhen Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.
The StupidsH. Allard & J. Marshall
The Stupids are a nice, typical, suburban American family except for one thing. None of them has the sense God gave a lemon. When Stanley Stupid discovers that someone has swiped the Stupid family garbage right off their curb, he decides to take matters into his own bumbling hands and catch the evil litter looter himself.
Where the Wild Things AreMaurice SendakA naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
Where’s WaldoMartin HanfordThe reader follows Waldo as he hikes around the world and must try to find him in the illustrations of some of the crowded places he visits.
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