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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    What are some of the other books on the list??

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    This is a different list than my link, but it's easier format to post...

    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    A Wrinkle in Time
    by Madeleine L'Engle
    Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
    Blubber by Judy Blume
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
    Carrie by Stephen King
    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
    Christine by Stephen King
    Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Cujo by Stephen King
    Curses, Hexes, and Spells by Daniel Cohen
    Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite
    Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
    Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
    Decameron by Boccaccio
    East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    Fallen Angels by Walter Myers
    Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) by John Cleland
    Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
    Forever by Judy Blume
    Grendel by John Champlin Gardner
    Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
    Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
    Have to Go by Robert Munsch
    Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
    How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
    Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    Impressions edited by Jack Booth
    In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
    It's Okay if You Don't Love Me by Norma Klein
    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
    Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
    Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
    Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
    Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    Love is One of the Choices by Norma Klein
    Lysistrata by Aristophanes
    More Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
    My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
    My House by Nikki Giovanni
    My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara
    Night Chills by Dean Koontz
    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
    One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Ordinary People by Judith Guest
    Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women's Health Collective
    Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
    Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
    Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz
    Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
    Separate Peace by John Knowles
    Silas Marner by George Eliot
    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
    Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
    The ******* by John Jakes
    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
    The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    The Devil's Alternative by Frederick Forsyth
    The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs
    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Snyder
    The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
    The Living Bible by William C. Bower
    The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
    The New Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsman
    The Pigman by Paul Zindel
    The Seduction of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders
    The Shining by Stephen King
    The Witches by Roald Dahl
    The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Snyder
    Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume
    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
    Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary by the Merriam-Webster Editorial Staff
    Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols by Edna Barth

    For the record, I am absolutly against banning books, I think it's ridiculas, but interesting to see what was banned none the less....

    I have read a ton of these, bet you have too.
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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Separate Peace was one of my favorite books in high school!

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    I read most of those books... And I can think of a number that aren't on that list that should be...

    I don't believe in banning books... It is difficult enough to get a child interested in reading to begin with...
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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    and that's only one list

    there are dozens of lists
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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    I am completely abhor the idea of banning books.
    I think parents need to be involved in what their children are reading (and watching and doing on the internet) and if they feel it is not appropriate make a parental decision.
    Art (which includes literature) is subjective. What one person finds offensive another will find beautiful.
    Choice is one of our most precious rights.

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    I too am against the banning of books. There was only one book that my daughter read in school that I had problems with. She read it in the fifth grade and it was about a family of bullfighters in Spain. I understood how it was about how the main character came to choose his own path instead of the one his family expected, but the many and explicit scenes of the bloody sport were very upsetting to my daughter. She was so concerned with the poor bulls that she really didn't much care about the main character's problems. She was actually crying through parts of it.

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Wow. So maybe someone should write a list of books that are NOT banned. It would probably be much shorter.
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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    I"d have to agree with you there.

    Why on earth is the DICTIONARY banned of all things?

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Pixywings...what state do you live in? I believe different states will have different laws pertaining to opting out of school activities. My wife is on the school site council here in California, and this council has a rather large impact of the curriculum of the school our kids attend.

    I think opting out is an entirely different situation than banning books. If you don't want your child exposed to an edgier sort of book, you, as a parent, should have the right to discuss this with the teacher and come up with a different activity or comprable book for that period of time.

    As for banning books, a community in rural Virginia or Kansas is going to have an entirely different list of acceptable books than a school near San Francisco or Berkeley. Some of us may feel it's a crime, but essentially- it's up to that particular community. I can't believe some of those books are on that list...To Kill a Mockingbird? The Grapes of Wrath? I may disagree with those titles, but some other people somewhere might find them objectionalble...( I REALLY don't understand why most of those titles would be banned.)

    And a heads up for parents: By the time your kids hit 18 and get access to the internet, they're going to see and hear it all. If you want your core values to be in your kids, it might be best to discuss some of these controversial issues (contained in listed banned books) with your kids before someone else beats you to it. Good luck out there!

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish Mortal
    I too am against the banning of books. There was only one book that my daughter read in school that I had problems with. She read it in the fifth grade and it was about a family of bullfighters in Spain. I understood how it was about how the main character came to choose his own path instead of the one his family expected, but the many and explicit scenes of the bloody sport were very upsetting to my daughter. She was so concerned with the poor bulls that she really didn't much care about the main character's problems. She was actually crying through parts of it.
    Still, the book could have been a benefit in that it encouraged your child to do something. She hated bullfighting--did you think of taking her to volunteer at an animal shelter? To research more to see what she could do to stop such horrible violence? Could have been quite the teachable moment.

    Of course, I am responding to this without reading the rest of the list, so someone else might have recommended this.

    I hate cruelty to animals. I guess I see another person in your daughter with the same beliefs I have, that's all. And felt I should say something supportive.

    Good for her and her heart to care.

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Quote Originally Posted by cellarhound
    I read most of those books... And I can think of a number that aren't on that list that should be...

    I don't believe in banning books... It is difficult enough to get a child interested in reading to begin with...
    I read most of those books as well and I really don't understand why books should be banned. I read brave new world in high school and I didn't go on the pill and start sleeping with every guy in my class..nor did I think it was appropriate to do so..I realized it was fiction..LOL...I enjoyed that book..and even some non-fiction i have read would not make me want to emmulate a life style or choices others had made. Some of the books I read in high school were depressing reads, but they also made me think. Thats always a good thing...LOL

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Funny...a lot of these banned books are ones I was required/encouraged to read for school at some point. lol
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