What a beautiful, fabulous man who had so much kindness and goodwill toward his fellow human beings. I hope I can be as much of a role model to the kids I encounter.
So, SLJ introduced me to this post on Book Patrol. It’s a 1987 workout video for librarians, just in case you thought that librarians only made awesome videos since the invention of YouTube.
Happy Banned Books Week! (That always feels weird to say. Because, we’re not happy about the banned books, but we’re happy to celebrate the week… Perhaps we should go with welcome? Still friendly, but less ambiguous)
Anyway, welcome to Banned Books Week! Stand up for intellectual freedom!
There are a number of interesting lists of banned books. There are, of course, the most factual lists from the ALA. That’s where I usually look to find out what’s been banned and what’s most popular (that’s not the right word, but it has a nice irony…) to ban that year.
However, a lot of lists get created, especially around these times, that compile based on other characteristics. Here are a few that I found interesting.
The 11 Most Surprising Banned Books. Surprise! Innocent looking books that people found offense to.
The 11 Most Ironically Banned Books. Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think?
And… breaking the streak of 11 (though there are 11 pages to the list), the top 10 censored books according to Time Magazine.