Monday, September 28, 2009

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read! Each library has on display books that have been banned or challenged for one reason or another.

What's the difference? 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.

To learn more visit the American Library Associations website.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I feel that most of the books that have been banned contains some sort of truth in them. Besides violent, sexual scenes, and negative use of language is around us everyday. These authors just want their readers to know what happened in the past and what is still going on today. If we don't face the facts today then when will we?