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I don't have any books set aside but I'm sure I can find something, since you were nice enough to give us the links.

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2016 September 25 through October 1.

This is the annual challenge to fight the effort to curtail reading in the name of 'morality' or righteousness, or even just because "We are all Charlie."

Please post here any banned or challenged books you release during Banned Books Week. I will send out bookplates to the top three releasers, and to 2 others randomly chosen. This will give you a start on the 2017 Challenge. Below is some links to get you started in discovering what books are challenged or banned.

My bookshelf has the books I have collected so far this year:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/permanentcollection/

The American Library Association has wonderful resources. Here is their site of the Radcliffe Publishing Course List of the banned or challenged 46 books of the top 100 novels of the 20th century:
http://tinyurl.com/46-100bestnovels
The ALA has a wonderful list of the 100 most frequently challenged books by decade:
http://tinyurl.com/alachallenged1990s
http://tinyurl.com/alachallenged2000s

Questions? Feel free to ask.
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I don't have any books set aside but I'm sure I can find something, since you were nice enough to give us the links.
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with the bookplates you sent me last year. Now I'll have to see if I can find those books!
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with the bookplates you sent me last year. Now I'll have to see if I can find those books!

I have a few TO label with the bookplates I received last year, but I still need to have a book registering/labeling "party" for all the books I have set aside for the
September and October Release Challenges...HOPEfully this weekend! ; )
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Thanks for hosting again, quietorchid! ; )
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Yay! I've used the labels you send me last year, and set aside quite a few additional books to release for this year. I look forward to celebrating my right to read by releasing challenged books during Banned Books Week each year. Thanks for hosting this challenge!
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1) The Bible http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14021879/

I planned this release as my first specifically because so many people find it surprising that the Bible would be on the list of most challenged books. It is a reminder that censorship comes in many different forms and can attack any type of book.
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Release #2

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9) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13690282

10) The Catcher in the Rye http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14094449
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11) Leaves of Grass: The Collected Poems of Walt Whitman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14057198

12) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14172287
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Well, I've looked at the various lists and as far as I know, I've got nothing here. Will have to make a bookstore run with lists in hand. At least I did find the very nice Banned Books bookplates : )

But I can't believe I just released at least 6 titles that would have worked on Saturday the 27th for the movie SSM! Bad timing!
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Of course I still need to register them..and then remember not to release them BEFORE the challenge starts! :p
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Didn't have the fabulous list links you provided handy when I released this one, 'The Shelters of Stone' (Earth's Children, Book 5) by Jean M. Auel http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14173694, to check if it was Banned or Challenged, quietorchid...and when I ran across this list I found when I Googled what I think I remember being "list of challenged and banned books" [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki ...type "List of most commonly challenged books in the United States" in the "Search" box on the upper right hand of the Wikipedia Main Page that comes up (see edit note below)], sure enough...the Earth's Children Series is listed! Wasn't one of the five I've gotten registered and labeled with the lovely book labels you gifted me with last year (I managed to figure out how to scan the label image into my Journal Entries, which was VERy exCITing for me) that are ready to release, but I'll have one less to add to your count for this year's Challenge. Thought I'd share the list I found with everyone in case there are some additional Titles the other lists haven't provided. ; )

Edited to add...DOUBLE DANG!!! When I added the entire link for the list I found, it made the text body type of this message go way out of the default alignment to the right, so I've deleted a portion of it and will tell you it is that the list is on Wikipedia (I was able to leave that part of the link above) under the title of "List of most commonly challenged books in the United States".
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Thanks for the links, quietorchid.
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I'm in! I'll be releasing quite a few soon!

Thanks for this!
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2016 September 25 through October 1.

This is the annual challenge to fight the effort to curtail reading in the name of 'morality' or righteousness, or even just because "We are all Charlie."

Please post here any banned or challenged books you release during Banned Books Week. I will send out bookplates to the top three releasers, and to 2 others randomly chosen. This will give you a start on the 2017 Challenge. Below is some links to get you started in discovering what books are challenged or banned.

My bookshelf has the books I have collected so far this year:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/permanentcollection/

The American Library Association has wonderful resources. Here is their site of the Radcliffe Publishing Course List of the banned or challenged 46 books of the top 100 novels of the 20th century:
http://tinyurl.com/46-100bestnovels
The ALA has a wonderful list of the 100 most frequently challenged books by decade:
http://tinyurl.com/alachallenged1990s
http://tinyurl.com/alachallenged2000s

Questions? Feel free to ask.


Some of the books included on that banned list baffle me. I don't get what was thought to be so threatening, or immoral, or subversive about some of them. A few, like The Colour Purple, (because it features a lesbian relationship) I get why some might disapprove enough to want to censor them. With others, I'm scratching my head. I'm curious enough now to read up on the history of banned books, or the practice of banning them in general. I seem to have a vague recollection that the Bible printed in English was banned at one time, I think I got that from watching a BBC history programme. Does anybody know anything about that?
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All books have a precis of where, why, and how challenged/banned. Go to the journal entry and feel free to copy the info.

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14163742
2. The Hunger Games http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14188498/
3. To Kill a Mockingbird http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14187624/
4. 1984 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14185896/
5. My Brother Sam is Dead http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14185796/
6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14185764/
7. Like Water for Chocolate http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14099569
8. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14176659/
9. Until They Bring the Streetcars Back http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14176653/
10. Frankenstein http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14176478/
11. Prep http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14176472/
12. Flowers for Algernon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14176417/
13. All the King's Men http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14158656
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Okay to steal that image to put in my Journal Entries?
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http://www.ala.org/---/freedownloads

Thanks for the link: they always have great graphics for BBW, plus the lists of books.
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I've got some set aside -

The Catcher in the Rye - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14215418/
Harry Potter & the Sorcerers Stone - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5596769/
The Kite Runner - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8111294/
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14215431
The Lovely Bones - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5111427/
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1. Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14188546/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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(Remember, this is my Obsession every year --Banned Books)

14. The Awakening http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14175889
15. Siddhartha http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14175889
16. Demian http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14172811/
17. Steppenwolf http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14172809/
18. Romeo and Juliet http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14175886
19. The Amber Spyglass http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14173874/
20. Uncle Tom's Cabin http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14172902/
21. The Call of the Wild http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14172896/
22. Sons and Lovers http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14172740
23. Women in Love http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14172666/
24. Main Street http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14172705/
25. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14163805/
26. The Things They Carried http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14163804
27. A Thousand Acres http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14163723/
28. The Glass Castle http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13899852/
29. A Day No Pigs Would Die http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13903830/
30. Ender's Game http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13909182/
31. My Sister's Keeper http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13972699/
32. Speak http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13974215
33. Summer of my German Soldier http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13987565/
34. The Shawshank Redepmtion http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14005101/
35. The Good Earth http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14014426/
36. The Tenth Circle http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14014433/
37. Gone With The Wind http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14017815/
38. Wicked http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14046031/
39. The Face on the Milk Carton http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14046058/
40. How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14064726/
41. Cujo http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14070267/
42. The Chocolate War http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14079821/
43. The Clan of the Cave Bear http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14098281/
44. The Mammoth Hunters http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14098283/
45. The Golden Compass http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14138254/
46. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14138255/
47. The Art of Racing in the Rain http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14158680/
48. Tweak http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14159890/
49. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14163719/
50. Water for Elephants http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14163721/
51. Anastasia, Absolutely http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11428537/
52. The Canterbury Tales http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13824252/
53. The Invisible Man http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13866312/
54. Lord of the Flies http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13840968/
55. Running With Scissors http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13834624/
56. Catching Fire http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13957164/
57. Mockingjay http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13957167
58. Fifty Shades of Grey http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13866395
59. East of Eden http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14214568
60. Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14214561
61. Black Boy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14085083/
62. One Hundred Years of Solitude http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14079814/
63. The Bluest Eye http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14058674
64. Push http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13960512
65. Perks of Being a Wallflower http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13945126
66. The Absolute True Diary of a Part-time Indian http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13913811/
67. Hop on Pop http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13902352/
68. How to Eat Fried Worms http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13899857
69. Moll Flanders http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13878003
70. Nickel and Dimed http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13877995
71. Twilight http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13875196/
72. The Plains of Passage http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13866286
73. Girl with a Pearl Earring http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13865954
74. The Grapes of Wrath http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13840964
75. The Bookseller of Kabul http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13831765/
76. Ordinary People http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13829630/
77. A Lesson Before Dying http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13829575/
78. Beloved http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13826223/
79. Ellen Foster http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13729551/
80. The Color of Earth http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11391811
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Great List!
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2. Cujo ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14217873/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14214566/ Black Spring by Henry Miller

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14214564/ Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth by Richard Wright

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wild release with photo

1. A Day No Pigs Would Die - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14177717
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3. Ulysses ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7005614/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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4. Call of the Wild / White Fang ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14222863/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

5. Sons and Lovers ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14222845/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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81. Stranger in a Strange Land http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14219885/
82. What's eating Gilbert Grape http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14219769/
83. Nineteen Minutes http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14094535
84. Harry Potter andf the Order of the Phoenix http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14098907/
85. Harry Potter and the Chamer of Secrets http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13972556/
86. Their Eyes were Watching God http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14176445/
87. Fallen Angels http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14149479/
88. The Song of Solomon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14040369/
89. Harriet the Spy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13686872/
90. Gossip Girl http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652037
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A Separate Peace http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14221822/ multiple challenges.
Julie of the Wolves http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14221826/ multiple challenges
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I think this is it for me for this challenge. (Some of my other releases seemed as if they *would* have been challenged, but I couldn't find documentation so I didn't list them.) Thanks for this awareness-raising challenge!

6. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14222848/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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91. Harry Potter and the Soceror's Stone http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13796984
92. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652036/
93. Bridge to Teribithia http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13707111
94. Snow Falling on Cedars http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13647476
95. The Giver http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11969519
96. James and the Giant Peach http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13829592/
97. The Scarlett Letter http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652055/
98. The DaVinci Code http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13816821/
99. The Great Gilly Hopkins http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13826221/
100. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13647463/
101. A Child Called It http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13816819/
102 Black Beauty http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13708892/
103. A Stolen Life http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13796261/
104. Howl and Other Poems http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13801912/
105. Stones From the River http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14223537/
106. Anastasia At Your Service http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14223712/
107. Reluctantly Alice http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14223716/
108. Black Like Me http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14223503/
109. TTFN http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14223477/
110 So Far From the Bamboo Grove http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13693715/
111. Fahrenheit 451 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14223512/
112. The Autobiography of Malcom X http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13647454/
113. The Color Purple http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14223721
114. Night http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14223548/
115. Precious http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13687128/
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3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14187750/ Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14151239/ Fifty Shades of Grey

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14179599/ Captain Underpants And The Perilous Plot Of Professor Poopypants

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14214575/ Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14158808/ Jump Ship to Freedom

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14214577/ Thirteen Reasons Why

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14214572 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14160972/ Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14177247 Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14167156/ The Adventures of Captain Underpants

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14203136/ Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

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I'm so glad to see the Capt Underpants released! I didn't find any this year.
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14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14196797/ Black Beauty

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14123415/ Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14119904/ The All New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o' Fun 2

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14196459/ The Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book O' Fun

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18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14157359/ Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14119013/ Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14118541/ The Fighting Ground

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wild releases with photos

2. The Lorax - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14221348

3. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14186283

4. Hop on Pop - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14224766

Thank you quietorchid for running this challenge. Most of the challenges are just for fun, but this one makes an important point..and gets those "endangered" books out into the wild!
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Still want to add to the Journal Entries, and need to do the "Official BC Releases" on these for this year, which were part of a mass Wild Release of several books for several Release Challenges at Arbor Rose Assisted/Senior/Memory/Hospice/Veteran Care Center for the Staff, Caretakers, and Residents to find. ; )

1. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14175672
2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14175675
3. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14175677
4. The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14175678
5. Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach: A Play by Richard R. George http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14175682

And I would like to "echo" hyphen8's perfect sentiment...
Thank you quietorchid for running this challenge. Most of the challenges are just for fun, but this one makes an important point..and gets those "endangered" books out into the wild!

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