Last Week Was Banned Books Week

September 22-28 was banned books week. People have a long history of banning books for various reasons, and although it is an issue that many people have forgotten about, it is still very much happening. Books are challenged at a local, community level all the time. A book called The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie was one of the most disputed books of 2012. It was taught in the english class at Cate School, a very rigorous prep school. It’s inspiring to see a school teach their students the importance of reading controversial literature, and the First Amendment.

Other Articles:

‘Grapes Of Wrath’ And The Politics of Book Burning

Man imprisons self in Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library during Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week Webiste

 

Also, let’s try and get to page 55 (chapter 12) by next week.

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5 thoughts on “Last Week Was Banned Books Week

  1. Just read Salinger, a new bio of JD Salinger and the book reminded me that his book, Catcher in the Rye, was banned by many, many people and organizations when it first came out…..Catcher in the Rye is the 10th
    best selling book of all time. Boy, that ban really worked……!

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