Are you reading a banned book right now? I look forward to this week, but tend to forget about it. Don’t worry, a bunch of my favorites have made the list. Including The Perks of being a Wallflower that I have read 4 plus times.

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One of my favorite weeks to get behind each year is Banned Book Week.  I love discussing banned books because many people have no idea what consists of a banned or challenged book.

 

The American Library Association promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them. The following is a list of frequently asked questions on banned and challenged books:

What is the difference between a challenge or banning?

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…

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