Banned Books Week: The Hunger Games


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was first published in 2008 and quickly became a popular book that has since been made into a popular movie.  The book earned mostly positive reviews from fellow authors and book critics to help propel its popularity, but some people disliked the book: some called the language offensive and others called it anti-family and insensitive.  Whatever the reason, the result was that the book became one of the most frequently challenged books of the 21st century. The American Library Association listed it in the top 5 Challenged Books for both 2010 and 2011.

I enjoyed reading The Hunger Games and am glad KDL provides access to frequently challenged books.


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  1. Dan Kleinman of SafeLibraries Says:

    The 2010 list that you cite was faked and I have a recording of one of the listed authors admitting essentially that:

    The 2011 list was likely faked to ride the Hunger Games Movie wave.

    No books have been banned in the USA for about half a century. Thomas Sowell calls BBW “National Hogwash Week” and for good reason. Read what Dr. Sowell said and many others here:

    As former ALA Councilor Jessamyn West said, “It also highlights the thing we know about Banned Books Week that we don’t talk about much — the bulk of these books are challenged by parents for being age-inappropriate for children. While I think this is still a formidable thing for librarians to deal with, it’s totally different from people trying to block a book from being sold at all.”