Are you ready for Banned Books Week, September 21-28? It is hard to imagine that such books as “Huckleberry Finn,” “Harry Potter,” “Of Mice and Men,” and “Where’s Waldo?” are offensive enough to ban, but those are just a few on the American Library Association’s list of the Top 100 Banned Books, 1990-2000.
Do your part. Read a banned book. Or contribute by visiting the resource page of the ALA.
I’m not one to do things by half. If it’s an insane project, I’m there, baby. So, when I was trying to think of something to write about for the Banned Books Project, I couldn’t resist the crazy idea that popped into my well-aerated cranium: 100 Mini Reviews of 100 Banned Books.
Not reviews, actually, more like added detail to the list–Why was it banned? Who banned it? What’s it about?
If anyone’s interested in writing one-sentence reviews for any of the books, I’ll be happy to add them to this project. Maybe a certain person that’s already reading all 100 books anyway….hint, hint….
I don’t know what I’m worried about. The ALA is just being alarmist. All you have to do is go to the Family Friendly Libraries page to see the truth.
And now I feel all icky…
[ As seen on Solonor's Ink Well ]