What do Charlotte’s Web, The Handmaid’s Tale, To Kill A Mockingbird, and The Color Purple have in common?
They’ve all been banned by someone.
You’ve probably already noticed, but September 21-27, 2014 is Banned Books Week. It seems appropriate to mention here in light of this month’s theme of “losing”: if censorious people had their way, readers would lose the opportunity to experience a number of great and important texts. Every time we pick up a banned book, we are reaffirming and celebrating our freedom to read as informed citizens of the world. Win!
Here are some interesting links to explore.
In the comments, if you are so inclined, please tell us about your favorite banned book!