Banned Books Week - Banned or Challenged Teen Books

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.






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The Prank List

Anna Staniszewski

prank-list-anna-staniszewski.jpgThis book is about Rachel joining a pastry class. Chef Ryan is the instructor of the class. He pushes Rachel to do her best. But in a mean way. Rachel's mom wants to sell the house because their cleaning business isn't working out.  Also there's a baking contest. Will Rachel win? -- Reviewd by Natalia Locurto


I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005

Lauren Tarshis

I-Survived-Hurricane-Katrina.jpgI Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 is about the devastating affect Hurricane Katrina had on New Orleans. This story, set in the lower ninths neighborhood of New Orleans shows how a kid named Barry struggles to survive in his neighborhood after he is separated from his family. It displays what kind of terror and harsh obstacles you would have to face in a natural disaster. This adventure book is a great read. It keeps you excited and wondering what would happen next. This story also gives you a history lesson on Hurricane Katrina and what it did to New Orleans. It also describes the wreckage of the hurricane and the people’s emotions realistically. I recommend this book for kids ages 8 - 13. If you liked this book, you should read the other books in Lauren Tarshis' I Survived Series. -- Reviewed by Jack Lambert




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