Saturday, January 22, 2005
- All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy -- National Book Award, 1992
- Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver -- PEN fiction prize and Edward Abbey Ecofiction Award, 1991
- The Awakening, Kate Chopin -- The 1899 classic
- The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver --American Library Association, 1988
- Beloved, Toni Morrison -- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Beloved, Toni Morrison won the National Book Awards NBF Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and the Nobel Prize for Literature.
- Black Boy, Richard Wright -- Named among the top 25 non-fiction works of the century
- Fallen Angels, Walter Dean Meyers -- Coretta Scott King Author Book Award, 1988
- Hot Zone, Richard Preston -- 42 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou -- Nominated for a National Book Award, 1970
- Lords of Discipline, Pat Conroy -- Conroy won a humanitarian award from the National Education Association for The Water is Wide, 1972
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey -- made into an Academy Award-winning movie
- Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison -- National Book Critics Circle Award, 1977
- Stotan, Chris Crutcher -- Best Books for Young Adult Readers American Library Association, 1986; Best of the Best in Young Adult Literature, School Library Journal
- This Boy's Life, Tobias Wolff -- From a PEN/Faulkner award winner
This link http://www.bluevalleyk12.org/Contacts.cfm will take you to a Blue Valley schools web page where you can send e-mail opposed to banning books to Superintendant Tom Trigg and Board of Education members.