February 22, 2005

Freedom to Read

Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale

John Ball - In the Heat of the Night

Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird

Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange

Timothy Findley - The Wars

William Golding - Lord of the Flies

Alice Munro - Lives of Girls and Women

Mordecai Richler -
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

J.K. Rowling -
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men

Laura Ingalls Wilder -
On the Banks of Plum Creek

These are just a few of the books that are part of the Challenged Books List. The list, compiled for Canada'a Freedom to Read Week is a
selective list providing information on more than 100 books that have been challenged in the past 21 years. Each challenge sought to limit public access to the books in schools, libraries or bookstores.

Thanks to Freedom to Read, we are reminded how precious our 'right to write' and read truly is.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ami,
That is a powerful list, isn't it?
I plan to read at least one that I have not already read.

Charles said...

The last post was mine.
Charles O. Goulet

Karin said...

Wow, I've read 6 of those (although it's been a LONG time for some of them such as Clockwork Orange, and I've completely forgotten what that one was about, I only know that I read it.) I just can't see why The Banks of Plum Creek would be on that list, but something happened.

canary said...

I recommend "Reading Lolita In Tehran" if you haven't already read it. It made me so grateful for my freedom to read and made me value that and my book circle so much more. It also prompted me to get more serious about thinking about my reading...and my writing.