This week marks Banned Books Week for 2011, so in its honor, I’m dedicating my post to it today. According to the American Library Association (ALA), “books usually are challenged with the best intentions—to protect others, frequently children, from difficult ideas and information.” For those of you who aren’t as familiar with Banned Books Week, the ALA also explains that this week is a celebration of “the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.” So, how do you celebrate? And which of your favorite books are on the banned book list?
You can find a list of the top 100 books that were banned from 2000 to 2009 here. And while you’re blog-hopping today, don’t forget to check out other publishers’ sites and see what they’re doing this week. To get you started, here’s a link to Scholastic’s website, and don’t forget to check out Penguin’s Facebook page today too.