Sunday, September 30, 2012

Banned Books Week

Today is the start of Banned Books Week - one of my favorite annual literary holidays. The week celebrates the first amendment and the freedom to read without the judgments of others nor (especially) limitations from our government. So many people in the world do not have that freedom or have it only because they had to fight for it. We are very blessed to enjoy that freedom in our country each day and Banned Books Week reminds to both celebrate it and not to take that freedom for granted.

What "banned" book will you enjoy this week?

Here are some of my favorites . . .

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Bible
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle