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Do Not Read This Book – 2009


Do Not Read This Book!
Gere Branch, April 20, 2009 and Bethany Branch, October 19, 2012
guest presenter Pam Boesiger

A Gere Book Talk on Banned Books. Pam highlighted over 50 works that have been banned or challenged in public and/or school libraries in the past 100 years.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou [B An424]

Arabian Nights or Tales From the 1001 Nights
[various call numbers]

by Aristophanes [various call numbers]

Little Black Sambo
by Helen Bannerman

by Judy Blume

Our Bodies, Ourselves
by Boston Women’s Health [613.042 Bos]

Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
by Dee Brown [970.5 Bro]

Naked Lunch
by William Burroughs

Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll

Canterbury Tales
by Geoffrey Chaucer [821 Cha]

Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky

Fanny Hill
by John Cleland

The Joy of Sex [series]
by Alex Comfort [613.96 Com]

by Confucius [181 Con]

Chocolate War
by Robert Cormier

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl

On the Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin [575 Dar]

The Lorax
by Dr. Seuss [jP Seuss]

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
by Henry Fielding

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank [B F84911]

The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
by Erin Gruwell [305.235 Gru]

by Galileo Gallilei [520 Gal]

One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez

Complete Fairy Tales
by The Brothers Grimm [various]

Where’s Waldo?
by Martin Handford [jP Handford]

Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry [various call numbers]

It’s Perfectly Normal
by Robie Harris [j612.6 Har]

Olive’s Ocean
by Kevin Henkes

The Odyssey
by Homer [various call numbers]

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley

by James Joyce

Sexual Behavior in the Human Male/Female
by Alfred Kinsey [392.6 K62__]

Book of Laughter and Forgetting
by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
by Milan Kundera

A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeline L’Engle

Lady Chatterley’s Lover
by D.H. Lawrence

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis

The Call of the Wild
by Jack London

The Tropic of Cancer
by Henry Miller

The Tropic of Capricorn
by Henry Miller

Paradise Lost
by John Milton [821 Mil]

Gone With the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell

by Toni Morrison

Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison

Song of Solomon
by Toni Morrison

by Lauren Myracle

My Friend Flicka
by Mary O’Hara

by George Orwell

Rights of Man
by Thomas Paine [944.04 Pai]

The Golden Compass
by Philip Pullman

And Tango Makes Three
by Justin Richardson [jP Ric]

The Harry Potter series
by J.K. Rowling

Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger

The Satanic Verses
by Salman Rushdie

What Every Girl Should Know
by Margaret Sanger

The Lovely Bones
by Alice Sebold

by William Shakespeare [822.33 Sha__]

King Lear
by William Shakespeare [822.33 Sha__]

Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare [822.33 Sha__]

A Light in the Attic
by Shel Silverstein [j811 Sil]

Where the Sidewalk Ends
by Shel Silverstein [j811 Sil]

The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck

Uncle Tom’s Cabin
by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Bartimaeus Trilogy
by Jonathan Stroud

Zen Buddhism
by D.T. Suzuki [294.392 Suz]

Gulliver’s Travels
by Jonathan Swift

The Bible
[220.52 various]

The Koran
[297.122 various]

The Talmud

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain

Slaughterhouse Five
by Kurt Vonnegut

The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

Webster’s New American Collegiate Dictionary, 8th Edition
[423 Web8]

Little House in the Big Woods
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House on the Prairie
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Native Son
by Richard Wright