The American Library Association’s Banned Books Week begins tomorrow. As a former English major, this subject is near and dear to my heart. In my opinion, the banned books are usually the ones most worth reading. Consider some of the books frequently on the list: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Awakening, Huckleberry Finn, Gone With the Wind, Animal Farm, 1984, The Color Purple, and Grapes of Wrath.
Consider picking up one of these novels this week as a protest against banning or restricting books. And if you have another frequently banned book to recommend, add a comment below. I’m always looking for new reading material!
Quote: “Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.” ~ALA