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A Monobookist Bookstore & Pre-Banning of The Final Testament of The Holy Bible

from The Lincoln Journal-Star

Book Report: ALA releases list of most-challenged library books

 Round-up:1. A bookstore that only sells one book. Author Andrew Kessler celebrated the launch of his new book about the Phoenix Mars mission, “Martian Summer,” by setting up a “monobookist bookstore,” a temporary shop on Hudson Street in New York City. The store will be stocked with 3,000 copies of just his book.2.  “And Tango Makes Three” back on the top of the American Library Association’s most frequently challenged books list. The ALA just released the 2010 list of the titles most griped about at American libraries, and Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson’s children’s book about two male emperor penguins who hatch and raise a baby penguin comes in as the No. 1 most challenged. The reasons for the challenges that ALA cites are “homosexuality,” “religious viewpoint” and “unsuited to age group.” Other books that made the Top 10: “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie; “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley; “Crank” by Ellen Hopkins; “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins; “Lush” by Natasha Friend; “What My Mother Doesn’t Know” by Sonya Sones; “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America” by Barbara Ehrenreich; “Revolutionary Voices” edited by Amy Sonnie; and “Twilight” by  Stephenie Meyer.Just shelved:“The Final Testament of the Holy Bible” by James Frey (hardcover): Speaking of likely-to-be-challenged books, the author of “A Million Little Pieces” has a controversial book for you. Frey tells the story of the second coming of the Messiah. But this Messiah lives in the Bronx and is a pothead who has sex with prostitutes. The book will be released Friday — Good Friday, that is.[ click to continue reading at The Journal Star ]

Posted on April 19, 2011 by Editor

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