Banned Books-a-go-go

Hello fair readers!

As many people in the library world know, this week is officially Banned Books Week.

For those who don’t know, banning books is more common than you would like to think.  It can be either an angry Christian mother who thinks Harry Potter is corrupting little Johnny or it can be a conservative politician in Alaskawho thinks she can push her views onto the town librarian.

Either way, banning books is a vicious form of censorship.  Reading all sorts of information, on all sides of issues, or hell…even Harry Potter, can do nothing but expand your knowledge of a topic.  And remember, fair readers, knowledge is power.

Of the top 100 Banned Books since the year 2000, my favorites are probably:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

and They Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

What’s your favorite banned book?

Have a lovely week fair readers.  And remember to excercise your freedom to read whatever the hell you choose!

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3 responses to “Banned Books-a-go-go

  1. Nicely written my librarian friend. From one hip librarian to another. ;)

  2. My favorite banned books are the Harry Potter series, To Kill A Mockingbird, Fat Kid Rules the World, and A Wrinkle In Time.

    After I put up my BBW display last week, I had a woman who was intrigued to see A Wrinkle In Time up there, since her daughter (who I think is an adult now) had read it in school. Then the woman took one of each of my bookmarks with lists of banned books.

  3. Pretty Hip Librarian

    Uh, sorry, forgot to mention my favorite banned books. They are a few: The Adventures of Huck Finn, Of Mice and Men, Go Ask Alice, The House of Spirits, The Great Gilly Hopkins and Forever. I could go on, but this is good for now. ;)

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