September 27, 2010

Banned Books Week 2010

This week is Banned Books Week. Started in 1982 by librarian and anti-censorship activist Judith Krug, this annual event highlights the importance of intellectual freedom and "ensures the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them." You can see a list of the top 100 banned/challenged books between 2000-2009 here (poor Harry Potter is at the top of the list). How many books on this list have you read?

Further reading: The New York Times has presented this handy guide on the ways we can celebrate and help support Banned Books Week.

{Image via Goodreads}

1 comment:

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

congrats on your blog birthday! It's so wonderful to meet people in the blog world! here's to another great year!