"Closing Books Shuts Out Ideas"

That's the logo this year, and we're already right in the middle of it. You know what I'm talking about right? It's......

"Banned Books Week, September 27- October 4, 2008

Banned Books Week 2008 is the 27th annual celebration of the freedom to read. This freedom, not only to choose what we read, but also to select from a full array of possibilities." (ALA website)

They may not be burning books (that much) anymore, but there are still people who think they know what's best for us and that it's up to them to protect us all from the dangers of reading. It amazes me that in this land of freedom, there are those who believe in limiting freedom, freedom to read of all things! It's even more shocking to think that one of our vice-presidential nominees may be one of these people.

If you want to know more about the history of banning books in the U.S., and what are the most recently challenged/banned books, check out the American Library Association's website. If not, just join in the celebration of freedom we DO have, and enjoy a banned book today!

1 comment:

hahamommy said...

and here I thought this would be a commentary on Sarah Palin's campaign slogan ;)
No new thoughts = no new challenges to my old ones :::vbg:::