Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Ever Read a Banned Book?

Since 1982, the American Library Association has been celebrating the freedom to read by promoting Banned Books Week during the last week of September. The message that libraries want to communicate is that Free People Read Freely. From time to time individuals or groups, for one reason or another, have challenged our right to read certain books or have retricted access to those books. One such book is the Bible. Here are some others.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

This year Banned Books Week is September 24 to October 1. See the American Library Association site for a list of 100 of the most frequently challenged books.

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