It is downright unAmerican
to allow anyone to tell you
what books you can or cannot read.
Whoopi Goldberg has your reading back:
Check out the Banned Books Week YouTube Channel here.
Find out how to upload your own video here.
I might get into that myself, maybe read a little from The Hunger Games, which last year was banned for being anti-ethnic. Really.
Go here to see the ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom’s Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books in 2012. (If I don’t want to read Fifty Shades of Gray, guess what I do? I don’t check it out.)
My all time favorite Banned Books graphic, from last year:
And let’s all take a moment this week to think of Malala, proof positive that the scariest thing in the world to the Taliban is a girl with a book.
Support your local libraries!
Support your local bookstores!
Celebrate the power of the book!
Author and founder of Storyknife.org.