Celebrate Banned Books Week later this month. Defeat censorship by defending the right to read. Protect First Amendment rights!
Below is more about Banned Books Week from the About page of the Banned Books Week website:
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.I usually end up reading one or more banned books per year. I find that books that are banned usually end up making the best books for reading as they contain thought provoking ideas to discuss with others.
I agree with why banned books are some of the best. I need to pick one to read that week.ReplyDelete
I look forward to seeing which book you choose to read during that week.Delete