Banned Book Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read!

Every year, the American Library Association along with several other sponsors host Banned Books Week (BBW) to help raise awareness about censorship issues surrounding challenged books.  To read more about ALA's Banned Books Week or to access their promotional materials and free downloads, please click here.

From September 25th to October 2nd, I will be posting several topics related to challenged and banned books.  There will even be a giveaway this week.  Earlier this week, I did a guest post for Mundie Moms.  If you don't know about Mundie Moms, you should check out their great website (blog, forum, author chats, book reviews and more).  During the month of September, they have been doing a variety of guest posts on different topics around challenged and banned books.  If you are interested in reading my thoughts as an educator on the topic of banned books, you can click here.

Celebrate your freedom to read and pick up a banned book.  For a downloadable PDF file of the 2009-2010 challenged books go here.