I recently read a great article about the numerous books which have been banned by schools. Some of these books are now required reading in classrooms across America. Brave New World, A Wrinkle in Time, The Grapes of Wrath and Uncle Tom's Cabin all fall into the company of previously banned books. In a Texas high school, To Kill a Mockingbird was cited as unsuitable due to the values it portrayed.
I'd be proud to be in the company of such works as the previous list. I pondered on the names of more recent novels joining the ranks of banned books. We all know of the stir that the Harry Potter books created. I found a current list online with books like The Kite Runner, Twilight, and The Lovely Bones.
The Pelham Public Library has a challenge for you. It's called the Fahrenheit 451: Banned Book Reading Challenge Suggested Reading List 2011. To see the list, go here: http://pelhamlibrary.blogspot.com/2011/03/challenged-and-banned-book-list.html. I dare you.