Good morning! Today begins Day One of Banned Books Week! It’s maybe my favorite week all year as we celebrate NOT the banning of books, but the right to read freely. Today I’m recycling a post I wrote last year at this time as it relates very closely to my heart about my feelings on banned … Continue reading The Origin of the Library Bill of Rights
Read about the book that sparked so much controversy that The Library Bill of Rights was created to protect the rights of libraries on behalf of all readers
“I went to a couple of places two years ago and I got seven hundred and something hate-mail warnings – ‘We know where you are going to be and we’ll be there waiting for you’, that sort of thing,” says Blume.
If To Kill a Mockingbird is a “filthy, trashy novel,” then I’d argue that our country needs a whole lot more “filthy, trashy novels.”
Rebecca Skloot states: “…my book is many things: It’s a story of race and medicine, bioethics, science illiteracy, the importance of education and equality and science and so much more. But it is not anything resembling pornography.”
It is my right to decide what is and is not appropriate reading material for my children.