Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More On Banned Books

I received a comment from a reader who wanted to know more about banned books. Here are the questions that were asked along with my answers:

Do you have resources you can share? I basically Googled the words "banned books" and found LOTS of info on the subject. The ALA website has things you can order from them, such as T-shirts, posters, buttons, etc., to help you raise awareness on the subject in your area.

Where can I find a list? There are many different lists of banned books on the internet. Just Google "banned books list" and you will find several.

Do they have reasons for the banning and/or challenging of said books? Some of the lists do have reasons for the banning of certain books. Wikipedia has an interesting article you may want to read about books that have been banned by governments and why.

So, who's going to join me? I'm asking you to read a banned book during the week of Sept. 25 - Oct. 2, 2010 and, if you have a blog, to write a review of that book. Any takers?


Wendy said...

I'm in! I have a new blog and would love to join you!


fahrenheit451moderator said...

Why wait until fall? The Pelham Public Library has a Banned Book Challenge which starts in February during Freedom to Read Week in Canada. The challenge goes until the end of June, so there is still time for a banned book or two. We have been doing this for 4-5 years and will likely do it again next year. We also have a lot of resources for people looking for information on banned and challenged books. http://pelhamlibrary.blogspot.com/2010/01/banned-book-challenge-2010_08.html