Book Blogger Hop – September 22 – 28, 2017

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

This week’s question:

In regards of Banned Books Week (www.bannedbooksweek.org/), what are your favourite books that has been banned or challenged? (submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte)

 

I never pay attention to what books are banned or challenged. I read what I want to read. I did check out a few resources and lists, and from those lists of books that have been banned or challenged, some of my favorites include: the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games series, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, and so many others that have been on the list through the years. There were even some that I read in high school English that appear on some of the lists.

 

I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel is a favorite of mine. We have a transgender family member, and when he came out I needed help explaining the situation to my preschooler. I Am Jazz gave us the “boy brain in a girl body/girl brain in a boy body” idea, which was just the right amount of information for my son. I didn’t expect to have to have this complicated of a conversation with my three-year-old, but I’m glad this “banned book” was around to help!

 

What about you? What are some of your favorite banned/challenged books?

 

Comments

  1. I’m amazed at some of the books that have been banned. While googling for my own post I found out that they banned Where The Wild Things Are! A freakin’ kiddy book. Madness.

  2. I read story of O, it was banned in Malaysia, highly entertaining and disturbing. EL James should have learned something from it

  3. Do you have a comprehensive list to share that includes the reasons for the ban?

    I have read quite a few banned books that were required reading in high school. 🙂

    Good the book helped with the conversation.

    ENJOY your weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Book Blogger Hop

  4. I haven’t read I Am Jazz by Jazz, but I have heard great things about it. You make a good point, Melissa, about books helping parents with those difficult conversations with our children.

    I hope you both have a great weekend! Thank you for sharing.

  5. I remember such uproar about the Harry Potter series. I didn’t read it until after I graduated from college, but it wasn’t because it was banned.

    • I didn’t read Harry Potter until my late 20s, but I do remember the uproar over it. I even knew people who were against it. They obviously never read it. There are so many great books that have been banned and challenged.

      Thanks for visiting!
      ~ Chrissy