Archive for September 27th, 2008

(September 27) This week we're celebrating . . .  Banned Book Week

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Banned Book Week (September 27 – October 04, 2008)
A national observation celebrating the freedom to read.

During the last week of September every year, hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events.

According to the American Library Association, more than 400 books were challenged in 2007. The 10 most challenged titles were:

1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
2. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
3. Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes
4. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
7. TTYL by Lauren Myracle
8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
9. It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
(Click here to see why these books were challenged.)


website: Banned Book Week

photo credit: via flickr

(September 27) Today we're celebrating . . .  Ancestor Appreciation Day

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Ancestor Appreciation Day
A day for learning about and honoring your family’s ancestors.






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