Sunday, September 24, 2017

Celebrate Banned Books Week!!

Today is the first day of Banned Books Week 2017 ~ September 24th through September 30th. 

This week, I will be reading a banned book in order to celebrate the freedom to read any book I want. I don't believe in censorship! 

I will be reading Howl: A Graphic Novel by Allen Ginsberg this week. I chose to read Howl because I've never read anything by Allen Ginsberg that I can recall and also because poetry is something one rarely thinks of as being banned or challenged. Howl was written in 1954 and "contains many references to illicit drugs and sexual practices" (Wikipedia). This eventually led to a 1957 Obscenity Trial, where California Superior Court Judge Clayton Horn found that Howl had "redeeming social importance" (Wikipedia).

Need more reasons to celebrate Banned Books Week? Check out the following article I discovered online titled, 12 Easy Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week

Will you be reading a banned or challenged book this week during Banned Books Week? If so, which book will you be reading? Let me know in the comment section below.

Until my next post, happy reading!


  1. I will have to consult the latest Banned Books list and pick one!