Sunday, July 6, 2014

Get ready for Banned Books Week Sept. 21-27, 2014

Banned Books Week takes place September 21 - 27, 2014.   Some banned and challenged classics include:
  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  3. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  5. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  6. Ulysses by James Joyce
  7. Beloved by Toni Morrison

Recently, some librarians suggested low-cost ways to celebrate literature and bring attention to censorship.   DC's own @DCdotNerd suggested short videos of people reading passages from their favorite banned book, a banned book scavenger hunt or treasure hunt, and short story writing--including themes that would get a book banned.   Read all the ideas in Banned Books Events.

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