Banned Book Week- Sept. 30-Oct.6, 2012


The American Library Association (ALA) is sponsoring Banned Book Week to draw attention to censorship of the written word.  Here at La Deetda Reads I endorse the freedom to read. In 2011 there were over 300 challenges to books throughout libraries in the United States.  Most of the challenges have to do with explicit sexuality and/or offensive language and sometimes violence.  Classics are not exempt from the book burning attitude of some zealots.  Go th the ALA’s site to see a list of 97 classic books that have come under fire. Then choose one to read because you live in a free country and it is your right to do so.

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedclassics

 

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