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Wed, Sep. 28th, 2005 01:50 pm
banned books!

diana artemiswinter posted the list of books she had read off the banned books listand i figured i would do the same:

Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Witches by Roald Dahl
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (reading right now in fact)
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford

i am actually quite sure that i've read more on then list, but these are the ones i at least remember something about. as a child i would devour books.

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so_gracefully
so_gracefully
Warrior of the Worriers
Wed, Sep. 28th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)

on the list: What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras

wtf!? how could anyone be opposed to teaching girls about what is going to happen to them when puberty decides to explode right out of their vaginas, eh? it must have masturbation content or something; that's the only mildly controversial thing i can see in a book about how to handle that horrifying adolescent 'change of life' at which time i'm sure many of us wish we had books like this to help us wade through.


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so_gracefully
so_gracefully
Warrior of the Worriers
Wed, Sep. 28th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)

also, what is the problem with where's waldo? is it, like, too difficult? are there cartoon drawings of two guys doing it, hidden in the pictures?? i just do not understand what about most of these books is so taboo.


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madflowr
madflowr
she speaks in song lyrics
Wed, Sep. 28th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)

yeah. where's waldo? blew my mind that it was on there! i mean, maybe there are a group of zealots who are opposed to the thoght of their kids wanting to grow up and wear big glasses, striped red/white sweaters, a ski hat, and blue jeans?

when it comes to the body people will protest anything. i'm surprised "everybody poops" isn't on the list because it's so CONTROVERSIAL and because you know republicans don't poop.


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madflowr
madflowr
she speaks in song lyrics
Wed, Sep. 28th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)



oops. everyone poops.


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so_gracefully
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Warrior of the Worriers
Wed, Sep. 28th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)

you know, it could promote prejudice against people in red and white shirts or sweaters. i know i've whispered "i found waldo!" to a friend whenever i saw a person in a waldo shirt, but perhaps some other people aren't so discreet. maybe that's it. maybe we are saving the self-esteem of hundreds, even thousands, of waldo lookalikes by banning the waldo books.

republicans, in a situation similar to that of peter griffin in the episode of family guy where he has plastic surgery and gains access to the beautiful people's secret club, get to take a supersecret pill that makes their poop smell like fresh-baked cinnamon rolls. that's what i heard.


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triptothemoon
triptothemoon
oh, queen bee
Wed, Sep. 28th, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC)

haha. i love everyone poops!
and it's proven; republicans do not poop!


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eightbitguy
eightbitguy
eightbitguy
Wed, Sep. 28th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)

a few of those books were REQUIRED reading when i was in school.

god, i hope the country flips back the other way soon.

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checkersumthing
checkersumthing
checkersumthing
Thu, Sep. 29th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)

that's totally what I was thinking! I can say I've easily read 6-8 of those just in high school. maybe we're more liberal with our banned books in Canada?


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