Saturday, September 12, 2009
Celebrate the Freedom to Read!
September 26 through October 3, 2009 is national Banned Books Week. This event is sponsored by the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the Association of American Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the National Association of College Stores.
Events are scheduled at public libraries and bookstores across the country. You can participate in events that celebrate our freedom to read. For more information, visit the Banned Books website:
I personally believe that parents can and should exercise the right to determine the types of movies, music and print media to which their own children are exposed. But I believe that determination should rest with individuals and not be the result of a blanket decision made by a few on behalf of the whole. Please visit the website and decide for yourself if you can support the efforts to protect our freedom to read. If you peruse the list of books recommended for banning, you will not only find erotica and what some may consider pornography, but you will find many classic works and contemporary bestsellers.
If you are so inclined, I encourage you to find an event near you.