Monday, September 7, 2009

Banned Books Week


Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose and the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met. Observed since 1982, Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

5 Book that have been banned somewhere in America over the past 124 years.

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Marc Twain.

- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

- The Color Purple by Alice Walker

- The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (and all the other books in the Harry Potter series), by J.K Rowling

Celebrate the Freedom to read during Banned Books Week from September 26th 2009.

Go to the American Library Association's website, www.ala.org , for more info.

1 comment:

SafeLibraries said...

No books have been banned in the USA for about a half a century. See "National Hogwash Week." Also see "US Libraries Hit Back Over Challenges to Kids Books," by Sara Hussein, Agence France-Presse [AFP], 6 September 2009.