Monday, September 29, 2008

Celebrate a banned book
According to the American Library Association September 29-October 6th is "Banned Books Week". They have suggestions on how to celebrate, which includes a list of the 100 most frequently challenged books of 1990-2000. I'm sure you've read at least one, because titles include the Harry Potter series, Of Mice and Men, The Catcher in the Rye, James and the Giant Peach, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

And, as Sarah Palin has so frighteningly illustrated, people are still trying to dictate what we can please don't take reading for granted.

1 comment:

FinnyKnits said...

James and the Giant Peach is controversial? Really?

I do believe my 2nd grade teacher read that aloud to our class.

Frankly this looks like a Must Read list rather than a To-Ban list.

I'm tempted to buy these for the young people in my life.