Archive for the 'Banned Books Week' Category

Sep
27
2008
BBW – Children's lit

The most frequently challenged books are books for children. When I was a kid, reading was a way to escape into another world, to hear a different voice, to learn something and sometimes to hear a voice like mine and … Read More »

Sep
27
2008
Banned Books Week 2008!

The last week of September every year is declared Banned Books Week by the ALA. This is the from official description from their website (can be read in its entirety thruogh the link above):

BBW celebrates the freedom to … Read More »

Oct
4
2007
BBW – Thirteen Books That Challenged My Perceptions

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.” –Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, “The One Un-American Act.” Nieman Reports, vol. 7, … Read More »

Oct
3
2007
BBW – Quotes About Censorship

CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF; OR ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, OR OF THE PRESS; OR THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PEACEABLY TO ASSEMBLE, AND TO PETITION THE GOVERNMENT … Read More »

Oct
1
2007
BBW – One of Many – John Steinbeck

It’s interesting to ponder just why some books are challenged. Today I want to take a single one of the pack – a book that I can still remember reading for the first time back in the 10th grade – … Read More »

Sep
30
2007
BBW – Judy Blume

The other day, my husband called to tell me Judy Blume was being interviewed on NPR (Yes, the same local channel who censored my website, but whatever). Anyway, I’m a HUGE fan of Blume’s books and she’s the number two … Read More »

Sep
29
2007
Banned Books Week!

Last year I celebrated the whole week here at my blog and it was so fun I’m doing it again this year! Today a basic overview of the week and what it’s all about.


You can start by checking out
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