I'm going to try to post something about banned books every day in the coming week, beginning Sunday, about book banning and the like.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Banned Books Week
Well, Banned Books Week is just around the corner. That simple time of year when Librarians' thoughts turn to love... of profanity and sex and religion and political dissent and witchcraft and drug use and violence and LGBT issues. For those of you who don't know, Banned Books Week is celebrated once a year by librarians, English teachers, and other like minded people who believe that no book should be dis-allowed by anyone anytime. Every year the theme is thought up by the American Library Association (ALA). This years theme is "Closing Books Shuts Out Ideas." There's lots of stuff to buy from ALA, but many libraries just make up their own ways to celebrate, like this. Simple stuff, but it's enough to get people to think.