The Hunger Games has found itself on the American Library Association’s most challenged book list again. What this means is that some parents consider the books inappropriate for children and want them removed from school libraries. See the excerpt below from the LA Times:
While the movie racks up big box-office receipts — more than $300 million so far — the book remains a subject of some controversy. For the second year in a row, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins has landed in the top 10 books that are challenged as being inappropriate for children.
That’s according to the American Library Assn., which Monday released its list of most-challenged and banned books in conjunction with Library Week. Barbara Jones, director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, told the Associated Press that anticipation for the “Hunger Games” film led to closer criticism of the book and its sequels, “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay.”
Together, the three-book series landed at No. 3 on the most-challenged list, with complaints including “anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence.” Topping the list are books by Lauren Myracle, with “The Color of Earth” series by Kim Dong Hwa at No. 2.
Now check out this video by the Vietnamese animation group Next Media Animation. It’s really hard to explain, a little funny, a little quirky, a lot different. All in all it is a very interesting video they have created concerning this situation.
Let us know what you think about the trilogy being placed on this list again, and what are your thoughts on this video? We want to know!