Banned books week is September 25 through October 2. According to the ALA’s website
“Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.” (ALA)
As a trained librarian, I was taught that information wants to be free and that banning books is wrong (and in my opinion rather dumb). Not surprisingly, many of the banned books are classics. I’ve published the banned books list in the past and I thought I would be fun to read some of the books that have been challenged.
I have chosen the following books to read:
Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
Angus, Thongs and FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING, by Louise Rennison
Alice in April by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I begin with Go Ask Alice, which I am excited to begin!
Have YOU read any banned books? Which ones? What did you think?