Anyway, it has been my mission to bring awareness to the masses about Banned Books Week, Sept 26 - Oct 3, 2009. I don't know how many of the masses I have reached, but between here, my Facebook page, and the book store I work in I'm sure I've reached at least . . . I dunno, twelve people?
Twelve people can be a mass right? Like if they were in all one place at one time?
Maybe I should be saying I reached a gaggle? Or, I know, a nine? But generally you hear a gaggle of geese and a nine of nuns . . . so maybe I'll stick with my masses.
But back to the reason for this post, Banned Books Week. It is a week long celebration of our freedom to read. To read whatever we want, when we want and how we want. Think you haven't read a Banned Book?
Have you read Harry Potter?
A Wrinkle in Time?
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
These are just a smattering of books that have been banned or challenged over the past couple of decades. For a full listing (or as complete as you can find) visit ALA.org and go to their banned books week section.
Happy Rebellious Reading!