Posts Tagged ‘banned books’

John Green‘s Looking for Alaska won the 2006 ALA Michael L. Prinz Award and was the 2005. School Library Journal’s Book of the Year. Sumner County Schools in Tennessee have just banned the book, considering a brief oral sex scene as too racy for the teen audience. They are not the first to do so: […]


When I do a yearly check-up I almost always ask kids what they’re reading. Last week one mentioned a novel I love, Robert Cormier’s The Chocolate War. His mom was in the room, and she said that a parent she knew had started a petition to remove The Chocolate War from their high school reading […]