What do the books The Great Gatsby, Gone With the Wind,
and The Lord of the Rings have in common?
THEY HAVE ALL BEEN BANNED
Next week, libraries across the nation will be observing the 30th Anniversary of National Banned Book Week (September 30th - October 6th, 2012). Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the value of free and open access to information. Bringing together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular, Banned Book Week focuses on the efforts made across the country to remove or restrict access to books, and draws national attention to the harms of censorship.
Want to know what other books have been banned?
You may be surprised. Check out the link below to find out more!