IT IS THIS TIME OF YEAR TO STAND UP TO READ BY CELEBRATING BANNED BOOKS WEEK SEPT. 24 – SEPT. 30. WE HIGHTLIGHT THE 2016 MOST CHALLENGED BOOKS IN THIS POST. LET’S CELEBRATE YOUR RIGHT TO READ BY READING!!! STAND FOR THE BANNED IS THIS YEAR’S THEME. Note this is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. A challenge is an attempt to restrict materials based upon objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. According to the American Library Association Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view, rather, they are attempting to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access to others. As such they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice.
Who should decide what you read? You or someone else?