If you decide to send us a review, please include the following:
- Book's Title
- A brief summary of the plot (tell us what it was about, but don't give away any spoilers)
- Describe what you liked about the book and why you liked it.
This week's Teen Advisory Board group had a very productive discussion about Banned Books Week (September 26 to October 3, 2009). Every year, the American Library Association compiles a top-ten list of the 10 most challenged books of the previous year. Books face challenges every day by individuals or groups who feel the contents are objectionable in some way. These individuals often request that the materials be removed from library collections, making them unavailable to everyone. Most of the books featured during Banned Books Week were not successfully banned from library shelves due to the efforts of librarians and library boards to maintain them in their collections.
Here is the list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2007 - 2008:
During Banned Books Week, stop by the public library, and celebrate your freedom to read by picking out a challenged book.
Grand Prize (4 GB Ipod Shuffle) - Kevin Malley, Grade 6
2 x $20.00 Barnes and Noble Gift Cards awarded to Ashley Wallace, Grade 6 and Marissa Madayag, Grade 9
Congratulations to the prize winners and to all those who finished the summer reading program this year!
Renton and Highlands Libraries would like to give a very special THANK YOU to Common Ground Coffee and Cupcakes (900 S 3rd St # A, Renton, WA 98057, 425-235-1717) for their very generous sponsorship this summer. They gave a a free cupcake to every finisher of both the Children's and Teen Summer Reading programs making finishing extra sweet!