Banned Books Week is here to make sure that books that are challenged don't become censored.
Banned Books Week was established in 1982 by librarian Judith Krug and is supported by the ALA (American Library Association) which believes that readers and writers have "the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them."
Cheers to that!
In celebration of Banned Books Week I'm sharing some of my favorite "challenged" books in various genres.
Nonfiction: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot:
Fiction: I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou:
Young Adult Fiction: The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky:
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I showed you mine, now what are some of your favorite banned books?