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Banned Book Week: The Golden Compass

September 25, 2013 by Kiersi

goldencompassIt’s Banned Book Week! While I’d normally blog about hoping my own books get banned by fidgety parents someday (all publicity is good publicity, amirite?), I was encouraged by my fellow bloggesses over at YA Stands to write about a banned book for my semi-monthly blog post.

So, I picked The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.

Until a friend of our family back home told me he would never let his children read it, for “atheist undertones.” I was aghast. An intelligent person–someone I respected–was going to keep this book away from his children because he was afraid they would be exposed to viewpoints other than his own; that it might influence them in some damaging way.

Read the post here. Hope to see you over at YA Stands!


  1. EmJay says:

    What a coincidence! I am debating between this and another book to buy for my Kindle at the moment. I’m definitely buy this now after reading your post. 🙂

  2. ashelyndrake says:

    I haven’t read The Golden Compass, but it does look good. I admit I feel compelled to read banned books. I think banning a book just makes it that much more desirable. 😉

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