Daily Archives: September 28, 2009

Bookworms Carnival – Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week 2009

To jumpstart the week-long look at banned/controversial books, I’m hosting the 37th Edition of the Bookworms Carinval. The links below are broken up into 3 groups, reviews of challenged Adult and Young Adult books, challenged children’s books, and the reviews sent in to me about Like Water for Chocolate.

Reviews – Adult / Young Adult books

Yule Time Reading:  The Kite Runner

Chaotic Compendiums:  Always Running

Kinga B:   A Clockwork Orange

Lahni Rawlings:  A Handmaid’s Tale and Farhrenheit 451

Smarty Pants Know it All:  Blood and Guts in High School

Reviews – Kid books

@ Deckled Edges:  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

@ Age30books: Wizardology

@ Read Space is also celebrated Banned Books Weeks by taking a look at Forgotten Books.

@ Blue Stocking Society: Girl With A Pearl Earring

Life Water For Chocolate Reviews

Rebecca Reids

The Bibliobrat

Zen Leaf


Author Interview:
Books and Movies: Literary Road Trip



I will also be posting a spotlight series on various Banned Books this week, focusing on when and why they were challenged. Titles will include:

Gossip Girl by Cecila van Ziegesar

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou