Monday, September 28, 2009

Banned Book Week

Get out there and read some books. It is Banned Book Week and you might be surprised at how many books have been challenged and banned. Why does this happen? There are many factors that come to mind, but why is it that we are much more protective about what we read than what we watch on TV and listen to on our iPods? If reading a book fuels questions, emotions, self-discovery, causes us to stop and think about our actions, then is that a bad thing? I will stop there before I get too involved in this post.



Challenged and Banned Books Google Map
The ALA's Most Challenged Books of 2008 list
The ALA Banned Books Week page
Wikipedia's List of Books Banned by Governments

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