Saturday, September 27, 2008

Banned Books Week

Posted with permission by the American Library Association. Click on the photo to go to the official site.

Banned Books Week is an annual campaign launched by the American Library Association to promote awareness about the existence of censorship and the continuing challenges to our freedom to read. Lots of bookstores have displays up with books that have been challenged- my local Barnes and Noble has an excellent series of displays with a variety of books and notes about why each one was challenged, and where and why.

This year's campaign runs from September 27 through October 4. During that time, I will be posting reviews of several banned books and polls and other fun stuff that I can dig up on the subject. Please come visit the blog during the week (and before and after, too!) and let me know if you have any suggestions or comments. And thanks to the folks at ALA for letting me use the graphic!

2 comments:

Alabama Book Worm said...

One of my favorite books, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, is apparently the 45th most challenged book on their list. I think I am going to reread it this week.

Alea said...

That graphic is hilarious!