You guys, Banned Books Week is a pretty big deal. The thought of someone trying to regulate what people, especially kids, have the right to read? Yeah, it sends me into definite giant squid of anger territory.
This year, I am reading and reviewing three books that make the frequently challenged lists, according to ALA. I encourage you to browse the lists and pick out a couple of books to read as well!
- Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (unsuited to age group / violence)
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (offensive language / questionable themes)
- Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume (questionable religious themes / sexually offensive / unsuited to age group)
Check out some of the things I’ve done to celebrate Banned Books Week in the past:
- Brief reading from Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- Review of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- Review of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
- Review of The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
What are you doing to honor banned books this week?