Monday, September 22, 2003
Freedom to Read
posted by Mary |
9/22/2003 05:09:00 PM
This came to my attention via Lady Crumpet's site and I thought it was most interesting - September 20 - 27 is Banned Books Week.
Our constitutional right to read what we want is certainly something to celebrate. I feel so lucky that many of the most challenged books were actually required reading during my school years. A big hooray to the teachers that wanted us to expand our minds (and to the parents who let them do their jobs).
A quick look over the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of the Last Decade revealed I had read 37 out of the hundred. (the ones I've read are highlighted)Not too bad but now I'm wondering about the other 63.
So pick up a banned book this week and celebrate your freedom to read! After all, how would you have gotten through your pre-teen years without "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret."