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29 September 2010 @ 10:09 pm
Banned Books Week Celebrations  
All across the internets, there are celebrations being held. And, y'know, outside the internet as well, but that's a lot harder to link to.

The New York Times lists Ten Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week. Some are a bit more ambitious than others, but there are some great ideas here and include a variety of "levels" of participation. Don't want to organize a read-in at your local library? Pick a banned title to discuss with your family, or write a blog post about the importance of free speech.

I actually went to the library this past weekend with my kids, and had a list of about a dozen banned books I wanted to check up on. I was thrilled to see every one of them had been taken out of the library. All of those books not only had space on the library shelves but were being actively read by people. Banned books: they be awesome.

So... do tell me. What are you doing for Banned Books Week?
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misha_mcgmisha_mcg on September 30th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
I've been posting every day about a banned book. And on Saturday I might go to an event where people read and act out scenes from a book that has recently been banned from my former high school and the local library. The book is an anthology of stories about gay teens. Guess why it was banned.