This . . .
and this . . .
It’s here: the annual celebration of the freedom to read/be human; our week-long soapbox to stand up against censorship/stupidity; that special time of year where librarians can demonstrate their worth/badassness.
Here is a comprehensive listing of banned or challenged books in the US for 2012-13.
Here’s the American Library Association’s Banned Books site.
(Reblogged from thelifeguardlibrarian)
- Book censors target teen fiction, says American Library Association (theguardian.com)
- Banned Books Week (ashleyfarley.net)
- Don’t read this. (If the word “underpants” bothers you.) (lostandfoundbooks.wordpress.com)
- Banned Books Week (katyupperman.com)
2 thoughts on “Just a reminder . . .”
I find it amazing to see just how many banned books I’ve read over my lifetime…
What I find amazing are the incredibly lame reasons people use to try to justify banning a particular book–“had uncomfortable scenes in it” and other such bull.