Posts Tagged ‘banned books week’

Ban it, burn it, bury it….but whatever you do, don’t read these books!

Monday, October 1st

Each year hundreds of books are challenged. What does the word “challenged” mean? Challenged is defined as a formal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. Whether the challenge is based on sexual explicitness, sexuality, racism, religious viewpoints, violence, offensive language, or many other […]

Ban, Baby, Ban

Monday, September 26th

September 24th – October 1st is Banned Books Week.  That’s b-a-n-n-e-d, not “band books” on musical instruction or the latest Maroon 5 bio.  The American Library Association (ALA) dubs Banned Books Week as “an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.”  This week “highlights the benefits of free and open access […]