Banned Books Week (BBW) September 24, 2011 - October 1, 2011
BBW is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. There are many books that have been challenged over the years--can you believe that Harry Potter has been actually challenged? What about Twilight? In fact, both those books and more have been challenged--and are still being protested today.
So why should you care about Banned Books week? Simple, because you can help protect your rights by reading! Imagine if those that were trying to ban books were successful--you would miss out on a whole lot of great reading choices. I mean, where would you be without the Edward x Bella x Jacob drama? Or, if one of the great reads from the list below had been banned--think of how empty your life would be! So find out why Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes was challenged, and what had people up in arms about Gossip Girl. What is Alice saying that people don't want asked?
Stop by the YA section to find any of these books (and more) on our Banned Books Display and find out for yourself. Happy reading!