Yesterday officially marked the start of Banned Books Week! While it deeply saddens me that we live in a world that still finds it appropriate to restrict what we’re permitted to read, I’m grateful that we have such a fantastic book blogger community and organizations like the ALA to stand up for our right to read whatever we like!
Some of my personal favorite banned/challenged books:
As a Christian attending a small-town church, I was given a lot of flak in my childhood for my love of the Harry Potter books, including accusations of devil-worship and promises of eternal damnation. I’m fortunate and blessed to have parents who saw the absurdity of this notion–and furthermore, encouraged my love of reading and never tried to prevent me from reading what I wanted to read.
Here’s to all you rebels out there! Stick it to the man. Keep reading what they tell you not to read.
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What are your favorite banned books?