Banned Books Week Past and Present

Image courtesy of the American Library Association

Another Banned Books Week (Sep. 30-Oct. 6, 2012) is upon us. Since this year marks the 30th anniversary of the event, the American Library Association has an interactive timeline of notable banned books.

One past Banned Books Week I took part in a live read-out.  I read an excerpt from Judy Blume’s Tiger Eyes.

This year I plan to celebrate at another live event (not an official BBW event, but close enough in spirit).  How do you plan to celebrate?

However you do so, celebrate your freedom to read!  Banned Books Week comes once a year, but book challenges are ongoing.  Did you know that in 2012 the Tucson (AZ) Unified School District challenged Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed?  You can read the details on the timeline.