Challenge Yourself…Not Books! And Maybe Win Somethin’!

Banned Books Week 2011

Think you’ve got some Banned Books Week smarts? Enter our Banned Books Week Challenge.  Complete the Crossword Puzzle & turn it in (either online or print the pdf & hand it over in person) before Monday October 3rd.  If you get an “A” (20 correct), you’ll be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing–1 lucky winner will get all of the goodies we can throw together (including a flash drive). Oh yeah, and the winner has to be able to pick it up at the library…we don’t  do delivery! The winner & the answers will be posted the week after the contest ends.

Wanna cheat? Stop by Rentschler Library between now & Sept. 30th to browse our banned books that are on display. You just might find some answers!

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2. Maya Angelou knew why this [blank]sang caged, but reader’s wanted to keep her quiet.
5. Nabokov named his young female character this…a name now associated with teenage seductresses.
7. Toni Morrison’s [blank] Eye has been challenged for being “vulgar”, “obscene”, & graphic sexual scenes (including 2 rapes).
8. How can something so sweet be so offensive? It’s Cormier’s [blank] War.
9. Banners went nuts over this word being in “The Higher Power of Lucky”
11. The Grapes of Wrath, one of the most frequently challenged books EVER, was written by this man.
14. Just couldn’t see Ralph Ellison’s [blank] Man being banned for profanity.
16. Harry’s popular series is frequently banned for “promoting witchcraft”.
17. On which Farm did Orwell say the “masses will revolt”? The readers sure did.
19. The boy with the issues in Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.
20. This baby penguin caused controversy for having 2 fathers.
21. What was Ray’s last name? The guy who wrote Fahrenheit 451?
22. Vonnegut’s “sexually explicit” Slaughterhouse [blank] got put on the chopping block.
23. Upton Sinclair’s socialist views caused this [blank] Book to be burned by the Nazis.
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1. In what kitchen did Sendak’s naked cartoon boy cause a big stir?
3. Both Madonna & Miami Vice were popular this year, even if the novel with the same title was “too communist” for some.
4. The name of the dog that had too many farts for readers to handle.
6. Contrary to its name, folks hated the violence in this Toni Morrison book.
8. A bookseller had to do time for having this kind of Orange on his shelf in 1973.
10. Some readers thought this Son (of R. Wright) had too much violence, sex & profanity.
11. What kind of “Verses” got Salman Rushdie on a whole lotta peoples’ hit lists?
12. Her Tale (by Margaret Atwood) was challenged for profanity, sex & defamatory statements.
13. James Joyce wrote this LONG book, only to have it burned in the US, Ireland, England, & even Canada.
15. In what kind of a “…New World” did Huxley make promiscous sex “look like fun”?
18. The “n” word in Huckleberry Finn has been rewritten using what word?
19. What kind of Games was Collins writing to get her series on the 2010 Most Frequently Challenged list?

Think you got what it takes? Challenge yourself, not books.

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