It’s Banned Books Week! Every year at the end of September people in the literary community around the country draw attention to the harms of censorship by encouraging readers to celebrate their right to read.
Some of the greatest works in literary history have been banned from classrooms, libraries, and bookstores for the most ridiculous reasons. Reading books that have foul language, controversial themes, and challenging social issues pushes our thinking beyond our comfort zones. The books on the banned or challenged list have the potential to introduce readers to new concepts and ways of thinking that enhance the human condition, not hurt it.
Click on the link below to take a look at the list of banned books that shaped America and the reasons why these books were banned.
How many you have read, remember, and care deeply about?
Celebrate your fREADom!