Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wednesday Links

Read a Banned Book!

Support the First Amendment, Read a Banned Book
Join Random House in the fight against censorship. Celebrate your First Amendment right. Read a banned book! Check out the list of banned books Random House has put together. You'll be amazed at what you see. Their First Amendment First Aide Kit site features interviews with banned authors, strategies for teachers, librarians, and booksellers to stand up to censorship, and tips for talking about these issues.

Just the other day my daughter noticed I had Lois Lowry's The Giver sitting out. She told me it was "a really good book." My kids had read it in school. I'm so glad our local schools have not succumbed to censorship. That's the banned book I'm going to read. How about you?


Jennifer said...

On the first day of school my son's English teacher told the kids they'd be reading lots of banned books throughout the year. Talk about the BEST way to grab a 15-year old boy's attention! ;-)

gail said...

Yup! That'll do it!

Last year I told my then 15-year-old, that a book he chose for school was inappropriate. He told me I couldn't tell him what he could read. He was right. Since it was for school we let the teacher decide. She was fine with it.