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banned book week

Banned Books Week

This week is Banned Books Week, to celebrate the freedom of the minds of America. I first heard about this from AFireInside, and I’m impressed by all of the work that Michele’s put into this project. I really like what Jann wrote, also.

Out of this list, these are the ones I’ve read:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling (read part of 1st, own all 4 {tee hee, I only remember seeing 3 books on the shelf, but I forgot about the newest one that E got!})

Forever by Judy Blume

The Giver by Lois Lowry

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L�Engle (own)

Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (own)

Deenie by Judy Blume

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Seen the movie)

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Are You There, God? It�s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume (own)

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney (seen the movie)

Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (own)

Where�s Waldo? by Martin Hanford

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

I absolutely loved How to Eat Fried Worms. E and me talked about it on the way to work yesterday because we both had read it. What a funny book! smile

I hope you have had a chance to enjoy some of these books. I wish that people wouldn’t be so uptight about them, because every one that I’ve read was great. smile


I’m on Harry Potter #3.. oh, and there are four books now. Soon to be five, I believe?

Yep, 4 Harry Potters: Sorceror’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban & Goblet of Fire.. we’re reading #1 for school *L*

No book five until at least next May, probably later.

Why do you think the face on the Milk Carton is banned?

Hello! Im currently doing a report on the book The Face on the Milk Carton but I am unsure of why the book was either banned or challenged. I would appreciate ANY information! Thanks a lot!


we (jennifer and jennifer) are doing a report on the face on the Milk carton too. we are stuck on one question that asks us why it is banned. we cant figure it out! please post an answer or send us an answer at:


thank you so much!

luv from jennifer #1 (snoopy) and jennifer #2 (snoopy 2)

Hey, my name is Tricia and im doing a project on banned books. I came across The Face On The Milk Carton and i was wondering why it was banned. When i was younger and i read it, it became my favorite book. I would really like to do my project on this book and i would love if you could send me any information on why the book was banned. Thank you for your time!

why was the face on the milk carton banned?

Im doing a banned book project on The Face on the Milk Carton also and am stuck on why it is banned. we have to write and essay and im stuck on what to write it on. if you have any ideas, PLEASE email me

I am also doing a report on The Face On The Milk Carton and can not find any thing on why it was challenged. If you have any info please e-mail me!

I looked online and the only reason i found for "The Face On the Milk Carton" to have been banned was for sexual contact. But there isn’t much of that in the book so i don’t see how it ever was banned. I think this was a great book!!flower

Hey-- I just came across this website by acident, but i', going a report on The Face on the Milk Carton too. It wad banned because of the abandonment of children.

I have had several reasons why The Face on the Milk Carton was banned. I am doing a project on it, and i was wondering what the real reason it was banned. Please e-mail me and tell me the real reason ASAP!

what web site said that the book was banned for abandonment of children..?

I need 3 reasons as to why "The Face on the Milk Carton" was banned...

I am also doing a report on why The Face on the Milk Carton was banned. ANY information you can provide me on reasons for its banning will be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me ASAP! Thanks. cheribarraza@hotmail.com

I was wondering if anyone has any good web sites about why the book, The Face on the Milk Carton and why it is being challenged or bannedconfused? smile sad I am doing a book report and I have been trying to find one and can’t.

Does any one have any good sites on The Face on the Milk Cartonconfused? I am doing a book report about why the book is being challenged or banned from libraries. Please help me.

Bannings because of: Sexual contact, Abandonment of children and challenge to authority.

My Friend and I (KT) are also doing a report on why The Face on the Milk Carton was banned. We have been searching for what seems like forever and have not found anything yet! If anyone know why please reply back! Thanks Ya’ll

Hey I am also doing a report on The Face on the Milk Carton. I found reasons why it was banned, But I can’t find who it was Challenged by. If you have any information, email me please.

i am also doing a report on the book. I think that the book was banned also for cult referrencing and kidnapping. What I need to know and can’t seem to find is WHO banned the book. If anyone knows the answer PLEASE tell me!!

I am doing a paper on why
The Face on the Milk Carton was banned.
I need at least two sources that list reasons. I have hear many but there are no sources attached. Please send me any information you can at Aiskand@hotmail.com

Thank you


Does anybody know a website where I can find out why the Face On The Milk Carton is banned if so please e-mail me at arggw3@mizzou.edu

also doing a report on Face on the milk carton and need info- please e-mail me!

Hi i’m doing a project on banned books and i was wondering why The Face on a Milk Carton was banned or challenged. thank you!

heart i am doing a project on How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell. i have come upon the question when the ban was targeted and by whom? Also if you know about any court cases resulting from this book also let me know. Thank You heart nicole

strawberry (this is cute)

I am doing a banned book project on The Face on the Milk Carton. I was wondering if you could email me and tell me why the book was challenged/banned and also when and where and what was the outcome? please email me ay Dancinqt112@aol.com asap. thanks- alyssa

Ok everyone should probably get the idea by now that people are doing their ruddy project on the Face on the Milk Carton there is no need for a million and one people to tell us that! The answers should just be published on here and voila the issue is solved. Stop being so lazy about checking out the site and demanding it be sent to you instead!

plz plz ppl i need help... im doind a report on The Face On The Milk Carton and i dont understand the book plz some 1 email me wut happens in it plz!!

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
The picture of a missing child printed on a milk carton attracts the attention of 15-year-old Jane Johnson. A glimpse of the girl’s polka-dot dress causes memories to surface, and Jane begins to review her past and question her true identity. It is nearly impossible for Jane to perceive her loving parents as kidnappers; the task of gathering evidence and drawing conclusions proves less difficult than confronting the undeniable truth. As the novel ends, Jane has found the courage to contact her real parents, but Cooney cleverly leaves the events that follow to readers' imaginations. Although the book’s plot is based largely on coincidences, Cooney’s skilled writing makes even the most unlikely events seem plausible. The roller-coaster ride Jane experiences with her emotions is both absorbing and convincing. Strong characterizations and suspenseful, impeccably-paced action add to this novel’s appeal. Ages 12-up.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Grade 7-10-- The message on the milk carton reads, "Have you seen this child?" Three-year-old Jennie Spring was kidnapped 12 years earlier, but Janie Johnson, looking at the photo, suddenly knows that she is that child. Fragments of memory and evidence accumulate, and when she demands to know about her early childhood years, her parents confess what they believe to be true, that she is really their grandchild, the child of their long-missing daughter who had joined a cult. Janie wants to accept this, but she cannot forget Jennie’s family and their loss. Finally, almost against her will, she seeks help and confides in her parents. Her mother insists that she call the Spring family, and the book ends as she calls them. Many young people fantasize about having been adopted or even kidnapped, but the decisions Janie must face are painful and complex, and she experiences denial, anger, and guilt while sorting her way toward a solution. Janie’s boyfriend--sensible, funny, with problems of his own--is an excellent foil for her intensity. Their romance is natural and believable. Cooney again demonstrates an excellent ear for dialogue and a gift for protraying responsible middle-class teen-agers trying to come to terms with very real concerns. A good choice for readers of Norma Fox Mazer’s Taking Terri Muller (Morrow, 1983). --Tatiana Castleton, Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, CA
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Both of those summaries on "The Face on the Milk Carton" are terrific, but I have to write an essay on why this book was banned. And unfortunately neither of the summaries answered my question. Please find an answer and get back to me ASAP !!!!!!!!

AHHHH! I’m looking 4 some info on when, were, and how the FACE ON THE MILK CARTON!!! Help me! I cant find anything!!!confused

hey, i’m using the face on the milk carton for my banned book project. the only thing is that i cant find anything on where, when or why it was banned, can any1 help me!!!

i am doing a debate on banned books and am on the side that says books should be banned any help would be great.::::

Hey all of you that need something about why it is banned just think about the summary of the book then i bet you could come up with things to write. you have to use your brain.laughingDuh!!!!!bugbug:moneymoneymoney

Need Face on the Milk carton banned info!?!?!?! where can i find it?
luv ya kiss,

i know this is kinda late, but for future references, these are the reasons why the face on the milk carton, by caroline b. cooney was banned. *I’m currently doing a school report on this, and i’m trying rly hard to find the reasons* I found that it was banned for having some sexual content, writing about a kidnapping, also for creating fear for younger children who read the book- they started to feel mistrust toward their parents (somehow *puzzled*) since they started to think they were kidnapped. Many readers who read the book said they thought it was extremely slow-moving, boring, strayed off the plot, and unrealistic.
I personally thought the book was great tho =] butterfly

why exactly was this book [ the face on the milk carton] banned
it looked like a pretty good book and i’m doing an assignment but its been banned and i need to know fast so i can figure this out :}