Put on your civil liberties hat, because it's the last week of September, and you know what that means... Banned Book Week! From September 25 - October 2, books that have been banned or challenged in libraries and bookstores across the country are celebrated. The American Library Association has this to say about it: “Imagine how many more books might be challenged -- and possibly banned or restricted -- if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society."
Here are the The Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2009 from the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF). The list includes some books about a vampire, a wereworld and some girl. Maybe you've read them?