Just a quick post to remind you all that the big event is coming up, September 27–October 4, 2008. Head on over to the American Library Association’s website for more information and lists of frequently-challenged books. Needless to say, those who would ban books make me want to puke. I hope you’ll join me in reading some banned books, not just next week but year round, and encouraging your kids to read them too.
I created this little graphic myself because I couldn’t find anything “official” at ALA. Feel free to download it (control- or right-click) if you like. And Tango Makes Three tops the list of challenged books this year.
While we’re on the topic of banned books, I came across a cute article titled “Why We Shouldn’t Still Be Learning Catcher in the Rye.” Don’t worry, the author isn’t actually suggesting the book be banned — just replaced on the sophomore English syllabus with something more shocking.