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'The Hunger Games' ignites the ALA's list of most challenged books - CNN.com

'The Hunger Games' ignites the ALA's list of most challenged books - CNN.com | Banned Books Week-Humboldt | Scoop.it
"The Hunger Games" movie may not have had trouble earning a PG-13 rating, but many parents and educators are wondering whether the best-selling book trilogy belongs on library shelves.

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Sharif I 's comment, October 28, 2012 6:43 PM
When books are challenged, it's usually for a very specific reason. An example would be finding a book in a school's library and seeing that it had a word used in a bad way or just a simple swear word. With the hunger Games, this book became huge with kids all around america and Europe because of its mix of action, drama, and love. Recently it has been challenged by some parents and educators if it belongs in the hands of kids. The most common problem found with it is that it is a dystopia where kids are chosen to be in a battle every year where there is only one victor. Its gruesome, but it is still a good story. The movie did a good job of reflecting the authors intentions on how the scenes were produced and therefore, the movie made millions of dollars and was a huge public sensation. Like most public sensations, there are some pessimistic people that must find faults or problems with them. In this case, the movie made the Hunger Games book even more popular than it was before, and it sparked some questions. Most of the questions were from overprotective parents that were trying to do a good deed for their children. Most of them probably didnt even read the book and they are only repeating what others have said. I always find it really interesting when parents are more protective of their kids reading a violent book than letting their kids play actual video games where they can kill people.... just sayin
Scott Crabb's comment, October 30, 2012 12:06 PM
I agree with what you said. In this age kids can get access to much worse things than a simple fiction story. Ex. video games, internet articles, pictures
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Frequently challenged books of the 21st century | American Library Association

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American Library Association releases list of top banned books of 2011 | The Mommy Files | an SFGate.com blog

American Library Association releases list of top banned books of 2011 | The Mommy Files | an SFGate.com blog | Banned Books Week-Humboldt | Scoop.it
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Censorship in Canada - Challenged Books and Magazines

Censorship in Canada - Challenged Books and Magazines | Banned Books Week-Humboldt | Scoop.it
A list of more than 100 books that have been challenged in Canada over the past two decades. (Feeling like a rebel today.
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Library lifts 1906 ban on Mark Twain book

Library lifts 1906 ban on Mark Twain book | Banned Books Week-Humboldt | Scoop.it
CAMBRIDGE, Mass (Reuters) - A Mark Twain book with nude illustrations, added to a Massachusetts public library after a century-old ban was lifted, was plucked from the shelf within hours on Thursday.Trustees...
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Banned,Challenged,Censored & Censured

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Banned books to be read aloud tomorrow during National Ethnic ...

Students, faculty and staff are invited to read aloud from one of the books banned from Tucson Unified School District classrooms.
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