Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TWOsday ~ banned books week

Thanks, Bookfool, for reminding me it's Banned Books Week.  Here are TWO books that have been banned that I really enjoyed reading.  Click on the titles to see what I've said about these books in other years.

Little Black Sambo ~ by Helen Bannerman, 1899
Banned in Japan (1988–2005) to quell "political
threats to boycott Japanese cultural exports."

The Lorax ~ by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Suess Geisel), 1971
Banned in the Laytonville, California School District on
the grounds that this book "criminalizes the forestry industry."


Bookfool said...

LOL to criminalizing the forestry industry. It *is* kind of criminal, if you ask me. LOVE Little Black Sambo. I still have my childhood Golden Book version somewhere. It's a wreck; I pretty much loved it to death.

Helen's Book Blog said...

It was strange to not be working in the library this week. It's the first time in 6 years I wasn't in charge of Banned Book Week at school!