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Old 08-22-2013, 02:28 PM   #31
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I'll nominate Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov*.

Available at libraries everywhere!

* Yes, I know it was part of the literary club.
It was also fully nominated for February 2013 but that was more than 6 months ago, so should be ok.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:04 PM   #32
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I'm giving a third to Flowers for Algernon, but wonder, where/when it was banned.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:29 PM   #33
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Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Fade-ebook/dp/B001PSEQHE
Google - http://books.google.com/books/about/...d=BlWouyTuBioC
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:04 PM   #34
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I'm giving a third to Flowers for Algernon, but wonder, where/when it was banned.
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Banned in Emporium, PA, due to sexually explicit passages that parents feared would awaken their children’s “natural impulses.” 1977

Challenged in Oberlin, OH, due to sexually explicit passages. 1984

Banned in Glen Rose, AR, due to language and sexually explicit passages. Objectors compared Flowers for Algernon to “books in plastic covers you see at newsstands.” 1981

Challenged in Glenrock, WY for sexually explicit passages and language. Objector compared the novel to Playboy and Hustler among other, um, photo-centric publications. 1984

Challenged in Plant City, FL, (and Arizona, Virginia, and Georgia) for sexually explicit passages, adult themes, and profanity. 1976, 1981, 1996, 1997

Banned from Aledo (Texas) Middle School, subsequently re-shelved at the school library, but not reinstated into the curriculum. (1999)
Frequently challenged due to objections to “sexually explicit” content.

Ranks no. 47 on ALA’s 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000.

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:15 PM   #35
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I'd like to nominate The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, purely for selfish reasons since I keep putting off reading it and the bookclub would give me incentive. It won the Pulitzer and is 3rd on the ALA's list of banned and challenged classics. Should be available as an ebook at all the stores and can be found on Overdrive.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:33 AM   #36
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I'll second The Grapes of Wrath.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:48 AM   #37
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:02 AM   #38
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:04 AM   #39
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I think that's our ten now isn't it?

Great list.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:24 AM   #40
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I think that's our ten now isn't it?

Great list.
Do you know something I don't? (It wouldn't be the first time!)
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:36 AM   #41
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Flowers for Algernon is fully nominated.

Fade is not fully nominated.

I seem to have given Billi's vote for Flowers for Algernon to Fade. I'm correcting that now.

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Old 08-24-2013, 10:19 AM   #42
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I'll third Fade, that should get us to 10.
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:47 PM   #43
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That it does. Next comes the poll.
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The nominations are now closed.
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