26 September to 3 October 2009 is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. The American Library Association’s BBW site is here.
I really like this:
Individuals may restrict what they themselves or their children read, but they must not call on governmental or public agencies to prevent others from reading or seeing that material.
from the Books Challenged in 2008-2009 publication.
Our school media specialist offered this little quiz matching quotes from challenged books.
If you are here on my site I’m reasonably certain that you read. This week, make sure you encourage everyone else to read too. OK?