Sunday, September 28, 2008

Banned Books Week

Today kicks off the start of Banned Books Week.

I'll be blogging more on the subject all week, talking about what authors and books are the most challenged.

One of my favorite quotes on the website is, "ALA's basic policy concerning access to information) states that, “Librarians and governing bodies should maintain that parents—and only parents—have the right and the responsibility to restrict the access of their children—and only their children—to library resources.”

Which is my whole position in a nutshell. No one needs to ban a book because they don't like its contest. You don't like the content, don't want your kid to read it, don't let them read it. Don't try and make it so NO kid can read it.

I would urge you to read up on the subject and read a banned book this week! I'm going to try and find one in my local library and as they had a display up on Banned Books Week, I'm sure I'll be able to find one. Actually, *gasp* I'm sure if I look around I can find some in my house. I'll have to blog on which ones I own.



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