Daily Archives: September 29, 2011

Banned Books Week: The Hunger Games


Cover of

Cover of The Hunger Games

This week is Banned Books Week, and one of the books that seems to surprise many is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  The Hunger Games actually has been challenged in three categories, but the most publicized came from a case in New Hampshire, where a woman said the book gave her 11 year old nightmares and that the inherent violence would numb children to violence.

Hunger Games actually appears at number 5 in the top ten list for this year, which also includes Twilight and the children’s book And Tango Makes Three.

Here’s a look at the rest of this year’s list:

  1. And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell & Justin Richardson
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  4. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  6. Lush by Natasha Friend
  7. What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones
  8. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
  9. Revolutionary Voices ed. by Amy Sonnie
  10. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer


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