Well, I'm signing up for yet another book challenge and this one is really interesting to me as it is a challenge that I really want to get into since I'm so into checking out banned books and the reasons behind them being banned! So, here are some things to know about this challenge:
DATES: January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016
RULES: Any book that has been banned or challenged counts. Books can be any format, any length, and can overlap with other challenges. Graphic novels, children's books, picture books are all fine -- any book that has been banned or challenged works for this challenge.
WHERE CAN I FIND BOOK SUGGESTIONS? There isn't one specific list to work from, but there are many different resources you can check out for ideas:
- The ALA's lists of frequently challenged books. There are multiple lists split up by author, year, decade, and a separate list for classics, so there are a lot of options from all different genres.
- GoodReads has several listopia lists on the subject -- this is particularly helpful for identifying books you already have on your shelves if you are a user of the site.
- The Banned Books Week Facebook Page is great about reporting current information on bans and challenges.
- I've written posts about Banned Book Victories as well as Additional Banned Books Resources including some information on challenged graphic novels. I will also try to share more banned books info throughout the year here on Buckling Bookshelves.
- If you learn about a book getting challenged in the news, on a book blog, around the web, or wherever else you get your bookish news, it's fair game. One book that made headlines in 2014 was The Miseducation of Cameron Post -- it doesn't need to make any of the big lists to count. And if you learn about a new incident, I'd love to hear about it!
Making Waves: 1-2 Challenged Books
Trouble-Maker: 3-5 Challenged Books
Rabble-Rouser: 6-9 Challenged Books
Rebel: 10-14 Challenged Books
Leader of a Revolution: 15+ Challenged Books