Saturday, September 27, 2008

Banned Books Week!

September 27-October 4 is the American Library Association's annual, Banned Books Week. Each year at this time, librarians celebrate their devotion to providing uncensored information to America's library patrons.

Despite strenuous efforts to prevent access to popular works by noted authors, it pleases me to write that the Waterloo Public Library contains each title on the ALA list of "Most Banned Books of 2007:"

  1. And Tango makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

  2. The Chocolate War, by Richard Cormier

  3. Olive's Ocean, Kevin Henke

  4. The Golden Compass, Phillip Pullman

  5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

  6. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

  7. TTYL, Lauren Myracle

  8. I know why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

  9. It's Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris

  10. The Perks of being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

The Waterloo Public Library is committed to providing its patrons with the materials that they wish to view or read. Check back in early fall of 2009 to see if we keep up the good work!

c 2008 Waterloo Public Library

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