Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Banned Books Week!

This week is Banned Books Week across the country.  So now is a great time to think about all the books we love, and what our life would be like if we hadn't been exposed to them.  Some of our favorite books other people don't want us to read because they don't like the message contained in them.  The Cat in the Hat is great!  But don't read The Lorax, because some logging groups don't want our children exposed to the idea of conservation!  And what about Harry Potter, Twilight, A Wrinkle in Time, Huckleberry Finn, the Bible, Fahrenheit 451 (yes, a book on banning books has been banned) Julie of the Wolves, Call of the Wild, the Qur'an, the Outsiders, 1984 or Animal Farm (these last three are often read by Goldenview 8th graders).  If this is peaking your curiousity, come to the library and check out the display (and check out a book--banned or not!).  Or you can look at the books in the bookriver of our catalog, they've all been banned at one time or another! 

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