Celebrating Your Freedom to Read
Today is the beginning of Banned Books Week! The American Library Association sets aside 1 week out of the year to celebrate your freedom to read.
In honor of BBW, we are featuring a variety of books that have been banned or challenged throughout the years (as well as a list of the 100 Most Frequently Banned/Challenged Books according to ALA) in our teen book display. Along with books, there will be Banned Books Week Trivia in the display area from September 26th until October 3rd. The first teen who correctly answers the most questions will win a BBW t-shirt. And the first 5 teens who read a banned/challenged book during BBW will receive a free book from our book stash!
Now, I can go on and on about BBW, so I will cut this short and leave you with a quote by Harper Lee (she wrote To Kill a Mockingbird – which, just in case you were wondering). Harper Lee once said, “Until I feared that I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” So, think of her quote the next you pick up or are required to read for school # 41 on ALA’s Most Frequently Banned/Challenged Books – To Kill a Mockingbird.
Oh, and the most challenged book for the past 3 years is…
And Tango Makes Three. And Tango Makes Three is based upon a the true story of 2 male penguins, Roy and Silo, at the New York Zoo who raised a baby penguin – named Tango.