Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes

by Banned Library in


Olive's Ocean
By Kevin Henkes

A young girl goes with her family on vacation, she reflects on a dead classmate, and her dog doesn't die but the book won a Newberry Honor anyway.

Banned

#59 on Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

Some language, sexual discussions, and death

Sources

ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved on 17 Aug 01 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009

Berman, Matt. "Olive's Ocean Book Review." Common Sense Media. Retrieved on 18 April 21 from https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/olives-ocean


Henkes, Kevin. Olive's Ocean. HarperCollins Children's Books. New York, 2003.

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God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut

by Banned Library in ,


Vonnegut dies to bring you news from the Pearly Gates, interviewing notable dead people about their lives and thoughts on current events.

Banned

No specific instances, but some comment on Vonnegut's take on religion, death, the afterlife, and controversial topics.

Sources

Vonnegut, Kurt. God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian. Seven Stories Press. New York, 1999.


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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

by Banned Library in


A man trying to escape prison finds himself locked up in the worst way in this psychadelic novel about conformity, individuality, and sanity.

Banned

#49 ALA's Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

1971 - Colorado - Challenged in Greenley public school district as non-required reading.

1974 - Ohio - Five residents sued the board of education to remove the book from classrooms, saying it was "pornographic" and ”glorifies criminal activity, has a tendency to corrupt juveniles, and contains descriptions of bestiality, bizarre violence, and torture, dismemberment, death, and human elimination."

1975

New York - removed from Randolph public schools

Oklahoma - removed from Alton public schools

1977 - Maine - Removed from required reading list in Westport

1978 - Idaho - Banned from Freemont High School in St. Anthony and the instructor was terminated.

1982 - New Hampshire - challenged in Merrimack high school

1986 - Washington - challenged but retained in Aberdeen high school for use in honors English for promoting "secular humanism"

2000 - California - Parents at the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District complained about profanity and sexual situations and petitioned to have the book removed. Parent of children aged 7,8, and 17 Anna Marie Buckner said "It teaches how very easy it is to smother somebody. I don't want to put these kinds of images in children's minds. They're going to think that when they get mad at their parents, they can just ax them out."

Sources

ALA. "Banned and/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century." ALA. 2018. Retrieved on 2018 Jaunuary 26 from http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=bbwlinks&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=136590

ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved on 18 Jan 26 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009

Baldassarro, R. Wolf. "Banned Books Awareness: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey." world.edu. 2012. Retrieved 2018 January 26 from http://world.edu/banned-books-awareness-flew-cuckoos-nest-ken-kesey/

Biography.com. "Ken Kesey Biography.com." The Biography.com website. A&E Television Networks. March 23, 2016. Retrieved 2018 January 26 from https://www.biography.com/people/ken-kesey-9363911

Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. ALA. 2014.

Kesey, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Viking. 1962; 2002.

Tran, Mai. "Parents Ask School District to Ban 'Cuckoo's Nest.'" LA Times. 2000. Retrieved 2018 January 26 from http://articles.latimes.com/2000/dec/03/local/me-60611


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Divergent by Veronica Roth

by Banned Library in


In the near future, Chicago is divided into factions who value random virtues. Tris, our hero, shows aptitude for various virtues making her Divergent, so she switches from the boring people to the crazy people. While in crazy person land, Tris learns to shoot things and beat up things. Can she overcome her fears and wanting to bone down with her instructor to stop the plot to destroy society? Listen to the podcast and find out!

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Banned

The book is full of violence, death, resisting authority, talking back to your elders, underage drinking, sex talk, and bad plotting. The last one is subjective, but I objected to it.

No exact cases



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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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Two teenagers with cancer fall in love in a very structured story that hammers home the point of life.



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