Banned Books Week September 26-October 2, 2021

Have you looked at the list of banned or challenged books lately? There are too many for me to pick just one that I enjoyed and/or learned from.
How about you?
Check out this post from USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/books/2021/09/27/banned-books-week-the-bluest-eye-harry-potter-1984-handmaids-tale-goosebumps-golden-compass/5758877001/

charles french words reading and writing

BBW-logo_07252021This week, from September 26 through October 2 of 2021 is National Banned Books Week. Book banning and censorship is a crucial issue that should unite readers and writers. Throughout the world and humanity’s history, governments, churches, and other institutions have banned or attempted to ban and censor books.

Most of us are familiar with the images from Nazi Germany in which thousands of books were burned by the Fascists. All banning, however, is not so explicit. Sometimes in the United States of America, books are challenged, especially in the context of not being allowed to be taught in the classroom.

I oppose all such censorship. As a writer, it is an obscenity; as a teacher, it is an imposition of chosen ignorance; as a reader, it is an intolerable abomination. We must unite and oppose book banning, in all of its forms.

Fight for your freedom to choose what…

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About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.
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2 Responses to Banned Books Week September 26-October 2, 2021

  1. Jennie says:

    I loved this post of Charles

    Liked by 1 person

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