Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Banned and Challenged Books

Two reblogs in a week, oh my! I just had to reblog this because I have been reading up on Banned Books Week, and banned/challenged books in general pretty much all day and this list from Tara of The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say “Shhh” shows why the event is so important. If you want to learn some quick facts about banned and challenged books, Banned Books Week and how to get involved this is a great place to start 🙂

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Banned Books Week

I don’t usually Reblog (in fact this is my first) but since Christie from bibliophiliacs is actually doing regular posts for Banned Books Week I thought I’d share it around 🙂 I won’t be doing what she is, but perhaps I’ll come up with a little something by the end of the week 😛

Happy (illicit) Reading!

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This week, the week of September 22nd to September 29, is Banned Books Week.

This is the description that the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (what an awesome thing) has on their website:

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

I’m going to do posts this week about banned books.  Some of the ones that have been banned and are still banned will surprised you, or maybe not if you’re more cynical than me.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the one I’m…

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