Banned Books Week is an annual event that promotes our freedom to read by not censoring. As a future educator and a lover of the written word, I support this amazing cause in promoting books from all walks of life - no matter how "different" they may be.
Reading can open a mind and inspire a person way beyond what's written on the page. The idea that a book should be banned because it is considered troubling, filthy, frightening, disturbing, inappropriate, twisted, anti-christian, or has homosexual undertones is something I do not support. Reading should be a personal choice, and not something that is taken away from you based on someone else's opinion.
I support the freedom to read. Do you?
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For more information about Banned Books Week, visit the ALA website.
Also, check out this timeline for 30 years of Liberating Literature.
Popular "banned" books from the last 30 years.