Monday, September 27, 2004

Banned Books Week

The freedom to read, regardless of what a book is about, is a right that sometimes comes under attack. And, it's a right that we don't always think about...after all, so often we have to read a particular book. Have you ever thought what it might be like if you were not allowed to read something? Well, this is the perfect time to think about the freedom to read. It's Banned Books Week! The American Library Association has created a list of the top 100 books that have been challenged, or banned, in the last decade. Many of these books are on display in the Teen Corner. Here are some of the titles:
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
Blubber by Judy Blume

Excercise your freedom to read....pick up one of the books from the display today!

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