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It is time for a new Banned Books Week, and I am going to participate in it again. I got several books (see list below this introduction) that are banned/challenged, and that I want to read.
I am still of the opinion that books shouldn’t be banned/challenged. Let people read what they want, whenever they want, however they want it. If one really doesn’t want to read about a topic they can decide for themselves that they should avoid it. As for kids, if they are little I am sure parents and librarians can help them out if they doubt about a topic that is mentioned in a book.
Will you be participating in this week? What is your stance on banning/challenging books? Do you have any recommendations for banned books?
So this week I will be reading (and one re-read) several books (or at least trying to). I will update the list with a read-date, and will add new books as I read them.
EDIT (2-10-2016): I managed to read 9 banned/challenged books! I had a few others I wanted to try out, but in the end couldn’t find them, or decided to go for another book. This was certainly an interesting week with lots of great reads.
This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki (Read: 27-9-2016)
Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeannette Winter (Read: 2-10-2016)
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey (Read: 26-9-2016)
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Read: 29-9-2016)
The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff (Read: 28-9-2016)
I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, Shelagh McNicholas (Read: 27-9-2016)
Bunnicula by James Howe, Deborah Howe, Alan Daniel (Read: 30-9-2016)
I Hate My Bow! by Hans Wilhelm (Read: 28-9-2016)
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant, Stephen Gammell (Read: 29-9-2016)