Since I work in a library for my day job, I’m a big supporter of Banned Book Week.
Held by the American Library Association every year in the last week of September, Banned Book Week "celebrates the freedom to read."
This year, banned book will take place:
So, get ready now! Go the library or bookstore and find one of the following stories this week. Read a challenged book and celebrate the fact that these authors broke the rules of their time so they could enrich and entertain us.
Here's a list of my favorites if you don't know where to start:
- Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
- Bridge to Terabithia
- The Giver
- Go Ask Alice
- Harry Potter (series)
- How to Eat Fried Worms
- James and the Giant Peach
- Killing Mr. Griffin
- Of Mice and Men
- The Outsiders
- Summer of My German Soldier
- To Kill a Mockingbird
Or go HERE to find more challenged titles.