Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Read a Banned Book
Just read in my NCTE newsletter: "The 2002 Banned Books Week, sponsored by the American Library Association and other organizations, is taking place September 21-28. This year's theme is "Let Freedom Read: Read a Banned Book." The purpose of the week is to highlight the value of freedom of expression and the right to read." It is worth a trip to the ALA's website -- http://www.ala.org/bbooks/ --just to read the list of Most Frequently Challenged Books. Some are old standbys--"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Catcher in the Rye," but others might surprise you (that full frontal toddler nudity in Maurice Sendack's "In the Night Kitchen" sure is scary).