Banned Book Week – Sept 24 to Oct 1, 2011

Banned Book Week is coming.  For lists of banned books and special events including  the Virtual Read-Out visit ALA  or the Banned Books Week website.  I am going to try to read  a couple of frequently banned books for R.I.P. VI.   Does Lord of the Flies count as dark fantasy?

What will you read?


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12 responses to “Banned Book Week – Sept 24 to Oct 1, 2011

  1. Oh, yes. I actually managed to read a book for this last year. I should try again this year.

  2. Last year I read Elizabeth Smart’s By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. There are so many *good* books on those lists, that it’s hard to choose just one. ;)

  3. No book has been banned in the USA for about half a century. Fanny Hill got that honor a long time ago. Challenged books in schools that are removed is different from banning. Setting aside that Banned Books Week is propaganda, the creator of BBW said:

    “On rare occasion, we have situations where a piece of material is not what it appears to be on the surface and the material is totally inappropriate for a school library. In that case, yes, it is appropriate to remove materials. If it doesn’t fit your material selection policy, get it out of there.”

    See: “Banned Books Week Propaganda Exposed by Progressive Librarian Rory Litwin; ALA Censors Out Criticism of Its Own Actions in a Manner Dishonest to the Core.”

  4. Yay for Banned Book Week. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. I knew this was coming up soon…. glad to know the exact dates. Thanks!

  6. Also participating in banned books week – doing it all month actually. Trying to read as many banned/challenged books as I can. I’m a library technician so this is an important issue for me.

    I don’t know if I call Lord of the Flies dark fantasy, but it does fit the thriller suspense side of the RIP challenge.

    • Thanks for your comment, Jules. I’m going to read Lord of the Flies for RIP. My local library does a great public education display around Banned Books Week.

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