Celebrating the Freedom to Read

September 29, 2009

September 26 through October 3 is Banned Books Week. Occurring the last September of each year, Banned Books Week is “celebrated” by hundreds of libraries and bookstores across the country in an attempt to draw attention to the problem of censorship. Sadly, many important YA and MG titles often find themselves on the list of most challenged books.

This week, some of us will share anecdotes and opinions about some of our favorite frequently challenged books. We hope you’ll share yours as well.

Note: The above clip is Dana Delany reading from “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle at Pen USA Forbidden Fruit, June 4th, 2006. For information about Pen Center USA, please click here. For a list of the 10 most challenged books in 2008, please click here.

– Kathleen (who won’t let them take her books)


One comment

  1. A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books EVER, so it’s probably my favorite banned book too. To Kill a Mockingbird is up there, though. 🙂

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