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Banned Books Week 2008 September 17, 2008

Posted by mplibrary in @ your library.

The American Library Association’s (ALA) 27th annual Banned Books Week is themed:  “Closing Books Shuts Out Ideas.”  What books have the censors tried to keep you from reading?  Check out the library’s Banned Books Week displays now through October 4, and enter the drawing to win a book bag.

Meagan Stevens reads To Kill a Mockingbird

Tasha Graves reads I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

To learn more about book banning, link to these websites:

Banned Books Week http://bannedbooksweek.org/info.html

ALA http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/bannedbooksweek.cfm

GoogleBooks http://books.google.com/googlebooks/banned/index.html

FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Banned-Books-Week/20181651661

MySpace http://www.myspace.com/bannedbooksweek

Katie Couric’s Notebook (YouTube) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ok5e7lf4bQ

Celebrate your First Amendment rights:  Read a Banned Book!



1. Bookwoman - September 17, 2008

Some of the banned books I have read — To Kill a Mockingbird; Bridge to Terabithia; The Giver; Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret; the Holy Bible; A Summer to Die; Huckleberry Finn; Harry Potter books; and the list goes on and on. Wouldn’t take anything for the worlds I have seen and the ideas I have absorbed from these books — Read a Banned Book….today!

Great blog post

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