Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Banned Books Week

Did you know that this is banned books week? I'm against banning books.

I feel that I should be free to read whatever I choose and so should you. That being said, I feel that children are to be treasured and protected, so discretion should be used when forming a collection for a children's library or a section for children in a bookstore.

Some titles on the banned books list, might not be my choice to read, but I alone should make that decision. As a matter of fact, as I read down the list of book titles that have been banned, although there are some I choose not to read, there are plenty I've read and enjoyed. So read away; celebrate your Freedom to Read!

How do you feel about banning books?


Kathy said...

Sally like you I have never agreed with banning books. It should be up to the parents to decide what their own children read. No one has a right to tell anyone else what they should or should not read. Alot of the books on the list I have never read either and don't have any desire to read them but they weren't written in mind for me.

Bellezza said...

I have never seen that poster with fREADom before, and I LOVE IT!!! I can't wait to show that to my class on Monday.