It's Banned Books Week! The American Library Association is urging readers to check out books from that have been challenged. The place to go for your exercise in literary sedition—aka exercising your right to read what you want—is, of course, the Jefferson Township Library. Since its establishment in 1982, more than 11,300 books have been challenged, according to the Banned Books Week website. The American Library Association reports that in 2012, 464 challenges were reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom.
The 10 most-challenged books last year:
- "Captain Underpants" (series) by Dav Pilkey
- "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie
- "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher
- "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James
- "And Tango Makes Three" by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
- "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
- "Looking for Alaska" by John Green
- "Scary Stories" (series) by Alvin Schwartz
- "The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls
- "Beloved" by Toni Morrison
Also on the list for Tuesday:
- The Jefferson Township High School Boys Soccer Association hosts a meeting that includes a pasta dinner. Event time is 5:15-7 p.m. in the high school's senior cafeteria.
- The Jefferson Arts Committee's Community Chorus holds rehearsals at Jefferson Township Middle School. The practice session runs from 7:30-10 p.m.