Banned Books Week 2019 | Reading Challenge Wrap-Up
Banned Books Week 2019 has come to an end. I talked about this event and introduced my personal reading challenge in this post, and now it’s time to talk about the books I was able to read from September 22nd – 28th (listed in order of first finished to most recent).
Banned Books Week 2019 | Reading Challenge
Banned Books Week is almost upon us (September 22nd – 28th). This year, I want to actively participate in “highlight[ing] the value of free and open access to information” as well as show my “support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas”. < < READ MY WRAP-UP HERE >>
Banned Books Week
*Happy* Banned Books Week! I put asterisks around Happy because the phrasing seems a little adverse, although it is appropriate because of its purpose. The observance of Banned Books Week was created in 1982 as a response to the overwhelming surge of literary censorship. Since then, over 11,000 books have been challenged because of “unsuitable” or “offensive” content. The American Library Association (ALA) receives reports of attempts to censor or ban books and uses the information to inform readers and the public of such controversies and to further promote informational access. “Okay,” you may be saying, “but censorship violates my right, authors’ rights of freedom of speech. You know, a basic amendment right.…