Friday, September 23, 2011

Do You Read Banned Books?

For the next week, September 24 through October 1, FCLS will be celebrating Banned Books Week, an annual nationwide observance to raise awareness of book challenging and banning.

Have you read a banned or challenged book lately? Books challenged in Montana in recent decades include The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, Fools Crow by James Welch, and The Giver by Lois Lowry. Click here to see more lists of banned books.

Visit your local FCLS branch to learn more or read a banned book, and pick up a bookmark while supplies last.

2 comments:

Melinda said...

That's really too bad - those are all great books...and a great addition to my personal library. Glad the library is bringing awareness to these.

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We should not read banned books, it spreads wrong impression on peoples. Just think that there was something wrong in the book for what it was banned, if we continue reading such books it will misguide us and we may make wrong decisions in some cases.