Banned Books

Posted on February 10, 2014 by Lesley Arnold

 And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell

Banned Books Week is celebrated each autumn in the United States. The American Library Association is the main sponsor of the event because it is an event that proclaims intellectual freedom and the right of all to have free and open access to information.
“The American Library Association is the main sponsor of Banned Books Week. Their website provides ideas on how to celebrate the annual event in your community or school, lists of frequently banned books, and resources for fighting a local challenge. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice.” Banned Book Week promotes our freedom to choose, and the importance of the availability of books on all topics and about all viewpoints for those that want to read them.  ALA: Banned Books
Check out the list. I’ll bet you’ve read some of these books like The Hunger Games, And Tango Makes Three, or The Golden Compass.

Let us know:

 Do you think that any book should be banned? Have you read a book that is on the list?

 

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