Happy Banned Books Week from you local blogging librarian!
From the Farmington Community Library of Farmington Hills, Michigan…
“What is Banned Books Week?
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”
Some famous banned books we all know and love?
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Charlotte’s Web by EB White…
…and the list goes on and on and on and on…
This has been an announcement from your local blogging librarian. Now go out and read the good stuff others want to pry away from you!
PS. I’ve got my nose in Dan Brown’s Inferno currently…