Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday Spotlight: Banned Books Week/September 22-28

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Tomorrow is the start of Banned Books Week, an event which celebrates the freedom to read.  A major component of this celebration is the compilation of a list of books that have been challenged, restricted, removed or banned.

Links to this year's list (2012-2013) and prior lists (1999-2000 through 2011-2012), put together by Robert P. Doyle, are available on this Illinois Library Association web page.

Have you read any of the 44 books on this year's list?  Authors on the list include Sherman Alexie, Margaret Atwood, Orson Scott Card, Stephen Chbosky, John Green, Stephen King, Walter Dean Myers, Curtis Sittenfeld, Jane Smiley, and Tom Wolfe.

Here are the books from this year's list that I've read:

               Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in AmericaLike Water for ChocolateThe Kite Runner (10th Anniversary)
              BelovedThe Glass CastleFifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades Trilogy #1) 
For more information on Banned Books Week, visit
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