Banned Books Week Events!

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Banned Books Week Events!

Kim! Kim!
Libraries and whatnot all over are celebrating banned books week! Here's a list of events if you're interested in attending.

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Personally, I'll be "celebrating" it by reading my mountain of books for classes. I have found though, that a lot of ancient mythology was left out in schools, emasculating people, humping rocks (seriously.), all sort of fun things so perhaps that and When Abortion Was a Crime would be on that list if high schoolers had to read them.
09/24/2010
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Envy Envy
I'm a little confused... are these events to be able to read the banned books?
09/24/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Kim!
Libraries and whatnot all over are celebrating banned books week! Here's a list of events if you're interested in attending.

link

Personally, I'll be "celebrating" it by reading my mountain of books for classes. I ...
YAY!!!! I LOVE Banned Book Week!

Goth, a lot of libraries and books stores host events to celebrate books that people have "banned." Churches, Mother's Groups, ethnic groups etc often "ban" books they don't like. Everything from Lady Chatterley's Lover to Huckleberry Finn to Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret to everything from Arthur Miller and Anias Nin the Harry Potter collection and thousands others are on someone's "banned books" list.

Luckily, the USA doesn't ban books as it is unconstitutional, but that doesn't stop groups and even some school libraries from doing it. I love to engage in things that piss people off, especially when that behavior doesn't EFFECT them in any way. What difference does it make if I read Huck Finn for the 144th time?

Many libraries lay the books out and have specials on them. I LOVE Banned Books week.
09/24/2010
Envy Envy
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Originally posted by P'Gell
YAY!!!! I LOVE Banned Book Week!

Goth, a lot of libraries and books stores host events to celebrate books that people have "banned." Churches, Mother's Groups, ethnic groups etc often "ban" books they don't like. ...
Ooo sounds awesome!
09/24/2010
gone77 gone77
I think these are great events and I wholly support them! Banning books is such a ridiculous thing.
09/24/2010
ScottA ScottA
It's to make you aware of the attempts to restrict access to various books, and encourage you to read one. Many challenged books deal with subjects that really need to be discussed rather than being merely obscene.

The ALA has a list of the most challenged books. Check it out on their website - it's amazing what's included.
09/24/2010
Sammi Sammi
These are great events! Banning books is crazy. It has an interesting consequence: ban it, and everyone wants to read it.
09/24/2010
Andromeda Andromeda
100 Books that are considered "classics" that are often banned/challenged: link

I find it strangely satisfying that I've read a good portion of them
09/24/2010
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by Andromeda
100 Books that are considered "classics" that are often banned/challenged: link

I find it strangely satisfying that I've read a good portion of them
I only graduated in 2001 and I had to read several of them for school. I've read quite a few more on my own too.
09/25/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Andromeda
100 Books that are considered "classics" that are often banned/challenged: link

I find it strangely satisfying that I've read a good portion of them
Thanks for the link! I've read a good number of them, too. There are also a lot of commonly challenged books not on that list that are newer as well (like the Harry Potter series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, ANYTHING by Alison Tyler or any erotica etc.)
09/25/2010
ScottA ScottA
When I was younger (giving away my age, I suppose), the ALA had posters with slogans along the lines of "why do they gag the caged bird" and "would you whitewash the color purple?"

Haven't seen those in a while, though.
09/25/2010
Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
I'd love to go to one of these...
09/26/2010
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
I'd love to go to one of these...
I would too, unfortunately I lack the time right now. :/
09/26/2010
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by ScottA
When I was younger (giving away my age, I suppose), the ALA had posters with slogans along the lines of "why do they gag the caged bird" and "would you whitewash the color purple?"

Haven't seen those in a while, though.
Those are pretty awesome, they have some flyers to download but they're less creative.
09/26/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
My youngest child and I are going to the library this afternoon, I really hope there are some activities, or at least a display, so I can show her. I know she's really it.
09/26/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
I think I might have to go to one of these events Love to read, just need to find some time now that school has started again
09/26/2010
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by P'Gell
My youngest child and I are going to the library this afternoon, I really hope there are some activities, or at least a display, so I can show her. I know she's really it.
I hope that you found something! My son is a bit young to get into this and the books he prefers are typically nonfiction at this point. I'm sort of jealous.
09/26/2010
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by Waterfall
I think I might have to go to one of these events Love to read, just need to find some time now that school has started again
Same here! I just sort of gave up and put my Kindle on the shelf this semester. This semester involves more reading than any prior semester in my college experience. (I don't like it for textbooks. I don't feel like I'm actively reading enough once the text gets a bit dry or I'm really tired.)
09/26/2010
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