This week (September 27th to October 3rd) is Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read. Here are some great links to learn more and become involved:
Become involved in a Virtual Read-Out
Read a letter written by Kurt Vonnegut in response to a high school’s burning of his books in 1973
Learn about some of the attempts to ban comic books
Read essays by writers and translators about the banned books that mean the most to them
Learn about banned/challenged books that shaped America. We have many of these books in our collection, including Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, and Native Son by Richard Wright.