Banned Books Week 2003
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Sue VanDerzee in Town Times
What do A Wrinkle in Time, James and the Giant Peach, Halloween ABC and In the Night Kitchen have in common? Or Shakespeare (pick almost any play) and Gone with the Wind?
If you answered that these books were classics or written by award-winning authors or for children (the first set) or classics and romantic and tragic (the second set), you would be wrong.
If you answered that these books had been challenged or banned, you would have been right. All of these make the American Library Association's list of top 100 books challenged or banned in America in the last decade of the 20th century. All of them, in fact, make the top 60.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg.