SPEAK, READ, KNOW

The American Library Association American Library Association celebrates banned book week banned book week each year. This year the week began September 26 and goes through October 3.     

There are 68 books which were banned from libraries and schools in 2008-2009. Have you read any of them? I 'm sure you will be surprised about which books are listed. Check out the complete list of books since the year banned books were first celebrated in 2005. You will probably be surprised about which books are listed. To add a little humor, here are some quotes from some familiar authors:

Ten most farfetched - silliest, irrational, illogical - reasons to ban a book
1. "Encourages children to break dishes so they won't have to dry them." A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstien
2. "It caused a wave of rapes." Arabian Nights, or Thousand and One Nights, anonymous
3. "It is a real 'downer'. Diary of Anne Frank, by Anne Frank
4. "If there is a possibility that something might be controversial, then why not eliminate it?" Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown
5. "Tarzan was 'living in sin' with Jane." Tarzan, by Edgar Rice Burroughs