Sunday, September 30, 2007

I Read Banned Books

September 29-October 6 is Banned Books Week.

Since 1982, the American Library Association (ALA) has been helping libraries maintain standards of intellectual freedom, insisting that "Free People Read Freely." To that end, most public libraries, Sacramento among them, subscribe to the Library Bill of Rights.

On this year's Banned Books Week web site, ALA says, "BBW celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met."

These are the 100 Most Challenged Books of 1990-2000, according to ALA records - how many have you read?

1 comment:

annot8 said...

The Online Books Page presents Banned Books Online - these are e-book editions of titles that have been suppressed or censored by legal authorities.