Monday, September 28, 2009

"Banned Books Week: Still Needed in the U.S."

See an article by Joan Bertin, Excecutive Director of National Coalition Against Censorship, at the Huffington Post (Click Here).

She mentions the attempted censorship in West Bend, and points out that:
This year already, challenges have been reported from Montana to Indiana to Texas, in high schools and libraries, and from classics like Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, to newer books like Brent Hartinger's The Geography Club and Chris Crutcher's Chinese Handcuffs.
She concludes with:
Nor should we expect this situation to change. It is a measure of the health of our democracy that people feel free to protest. But because the fight over books will continue, so must the battle against censorship. Banned Books Week offers everyone an opportunity to join the effort to save the books -- all of them.

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