Entries Tagged as ‘2012 BBW Timeline’

October 10, 2012

Timeline entry for 2012: Pedagogy of the Oppressed

We’ve so far commemorated the past 30 years of the timeline of banned and challenged books and will end with the year 2012. The featured book is “Pedagogy of the Oppressed,” by Paulo Freire. In 2012, under threat of violating state law and losing state funding, the Tucson (AZ) Unified School District voted to cut […]

October 6, 2012

Timeline entry for 2011: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

We’re highlighting year 2011 on the timeline of banned and challenged books. The featured books is “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie. In 2011, the Richland (WA) School Board voted to prohibit “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” for all grades, though the initial complaint came in regard […]

October 5, 2012

Timeline entry for 2010: ttyl

We’re now onto 2010 of the timeline of banned and challenged books. Today’s featured book is “ttyl,” by Lauren Myracle. Published in 2004, “ttyl” was the first book written entirely in the format of instant messaging — the title itself is a shorthand reference to “talk to you later” — and is the first book […]

October 4, 2012

Timeline entry for 2009: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

We’re more than halfway through Banned Books Week and now onto year 2009 of our timeline. Today we feature “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky. Chbosky also participated in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out this year with this video. In 2009, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower was challenged on the Wyoming, […]

October 3, 2012

Timeline entry for 2008: Gossip Girl (series)

Happy Day 4 of Banned Books Week! Throughout the week, we will continue to highlight one book from our timeline of banned and challenged books each day. Today we feature the year 2008 and “Gossip Girl” (Series) by Cecily Von Ziegesar. The “Gossip Girl” series of young adult novels detail the lives and loves of […]

October 2, 2012

Timeline entry for 2007: The Golden Compass

Happy Day 3 of Banned Books Week! Throughout the week, we will continue to highlight one book from our timeline of banned and challenged books each day. Today we feature the year 2007 and “The Golden Compass” by Philip Pullman. “Northern Lights,” published as “The Golden Compass” in North America, is the first in Pullman’s “His Dark […]

October 1, 2012

Timeline entry for 2006: And Tango Makes Three

It’s the second day of Banned Books Week! Throughout the week, we will continue to highlight one book from its new timeline of banned and challenged books each day. Today we feature the year 2006 and “And Tango Makes Three” by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. “And Tango Makes Three” is a picture book based […]

September 30, 2012

Timeline for 2005: It’s Perfectly Normal

Banned Books Week 2012 is finally upon us! We hope you will celebrate the freedom to read during the week by reading your favorite banned/challenged book. If you need ideas on what to read, check out the timeline of banned and challenged books. Today we feature the year 2005 and “It’s Perfectly Normal,” by Robie […]

September 29, 2012

Timeline Entry for 2004: King & King

Banned Books Week 2012 begins tomorrow! We hope you will celebrate the freedom to read during the week to come by reading your favorite banned/challenged book. If you need ideas on what to read, check out the timeline of banned and challenged books. Today we feature the year 2004 and “King & King,” by Linda […]

September 28, 2012

Timeline entry for 2003: The Giver

Leading up to Banned Books Week 2012, ALA will highlight one book from its new timeline of banned and challenged books each day. Today we feature the year 2003 and “The Giver,” by Lois Lowry. In 2003, “The Giver” was challenged as suggested reading for eighth-grade students in Blue Springs, MO, where parents called the […]