Banned Book Week is September 27 through October 3. Go read a banned book to celebrate! There’s so many good ones.
Check out the American Library Association’s banned classics list for a good place to start. We’ve still got a few days left. Happy reading!
The sad thing about banned books week is that books are still being banned. Mostly YA books, in our schools. Which is doubly sad, because who needs the lessons more than our young people? Here’s an interesting article to consider–this year’s theme is YA, by the way.
Many banned/challenged YA books are really great, too!
These are a few I loved:
Harry Potter has been banned, of course. Yes, these books have some violence, and aren’t perhaps for young children, but they have wonderful lessons about family, trying your hardest, and the magic in the ordinary. Persepolis is another great banned book/series–one that offers a thoughtful perspective on growing up in a dangerous situation. Drama, another graphic novel, is about theater, love, and growing up. A strong female lead, too.