Well, actually, WE read banned books. And challenged ones (those that people tried to ban, but failed). Banned books don’t stay banned forever, at least not in American libraries. But there are still bans in place around the world such as the one for Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses that may never be lifted.
September 26th through October 3rd will be the official Banned Books Week sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA).
The following people and I will be challenging ourselves to read at least one book during Sepetember, perhaps as many as four. This is actually an ongoing project for me, but I am so happy that others are willing to pick up a baton to celebrate our Freedom To Read.
Here are the participants so far. If you would like to join us, leave a comment on the announcement post, “Freedom From Conformity“. I will do the best I can to keep up with you all and link your reviews as they come up.
After hearing about this challenge, I decided to check out which books that I already have on my shelf that I can read during the month of September. I'm not sure which books in particular that I will end up reading, but I'm hoping for at least two on this list to be finished. Once I have completed the review, I will link to it from here!
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (I've actually recently listened to the audio version of this one and just need to write the review!)
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
UPDATE: Challenge officially closed and still no links to share!