Monday, September 27, 2010

Banned Books Week...Celebrate the Freedom to Read!

Did you know it's Banned Books Week? From the ALA:
Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

See a list of the top 100 banned or challenged books of the last decade. Harry Potter (series) is #1.

I'm going to read at least one of the books on the recently challenged list this month. Maybe The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most challenged classic books. Can you imagine not being able to read it?!

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