In case you haven’t heard it is Banned Books Week.
You may wonder, what exactly is this? Well, it celebrates the freedom to read whatever you want. It reminds us about the importance of freedom of information. And reminds us about censorship. That is when you can’t get the information, the ideas. Controlling ideas and information is dangerous.
So, in honor of this week we are going to try something a little different. How many books that were Banned or Challenged have you read? You might be surprised once you take a look at the list.
Here is my list:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne (REALLY??!!)
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer
I’ll be adding to the list as I discover more ~ so in honor of this week why not read something that someone somewhere wants removed from the library shelves and think what you would miss if you couldn’t read it.