Saturday, October 1, 2011

Banned Books Week

Since Banned Books Week (one of my favourite weeks of the year) is wrapping up, I thought I may do a post on a banned author.
Judy Blume is the second most banned author in America (next to Stephen King). Her books have helped countless young people get through some very difficult times in their lives. From 1990 to 1999, five of her books were among those most challenged in schools and public libraries.

Other banned female authors include:
J.K. Rowling
Meg Cabot
Stephanie Myer
Ellen Hopkins
Lauren Myracle
and countless others.

Any time any author or book is banned, it's because they write something that makes people think. There are certain people in this country that don't like it when people think for themselves. Keep fighting the good fight, ladies. Our rights are important, don't let others take them from you.

Can you think of any books that were banned in your school or public library? What do you think of that decision?

~Kari~

Links:
Most Challenged Authors
Banned Books Week

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