Spotlight: The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

This was another book I decided to read during Banned Books Week.  I began reading it yesterday and finished it up today which is why the review is up a day after the week ended. Why Has This Book Been Challenged? Children performing magic or witchcraft. Summary David Stanley’s mother has been dead for a year… Continue reading Spotlight: The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Spotlight: In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

Why has this book been challenged? The objection to this book is the nudity of Mickey, the main character.  Some have stated it is gratuitous.  Also, it could be taken as the first step to using pornography in the future. Summary of the Book Mickey is in bed when he hears noises.  He yells for the… Continue reading Spotlight: In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

Tuesday Thingers: Which Banned Books Have You Read?

Taken from Boston Bibliophile’s blog: For this week’s Tuesday Thingers, I’ve copied the list of the most-challenged books of the 1990s straight from the ALA website. I’ve highlighted the ones I’ve read. Highlight what you’ve read, and italicize what you have in your LT library.  (I only have a few read books in my LibraryThing… Continue reading Tuesday Thingers: Which Banned Books Have You Read?

Celebrate Banned Book Week

This year Banned Book Week is Saturday, September 27th through Saturday, October 4th.  How are you going to celebrate?  Several cities in the US have events planned.  I’ll pick one of the books on the challenged list and read it.