Monday, October 01, 2012
It's Banned Books Week!
This is the 30th year that the American Library Association is celebrating "Banned Books Week."
Some may question why we would want to highlight books that someone decides are not appropriate for children, teens, and/or adults. After all, the books may mention sex, be irreverent, or otherwise make people uncomfortable.
In America we do not infringe upon the rights of others to read books of their choosing. We have a Constitution that protects us. So, in essence, by celebrating "Banned Books Week" we are celebrating being American and all that America stands for!
Here's Bill Moyers to explain more:
If you take a look at any list of books that have been banned or challenged, you may find some that surprise you. It gives credence to the expression, "There's something in my library to offend everyone!" How great is that?
Graphic reprinted by permission of the American Library Association.
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 9:00 AM