Sunday, September 27, 2009

Banned Books Week


It's Banned Books Week in the States. Of course, we all know that the banned books are the coolest. Which is why I have this bracelet to prove it.

3 comments:

carolynforsman said...

hello
carolyn forsman here the creator of the bracelet. now pins and necklace too at http://carolynforsman.com

SafeLibraries said...

These Banned Books Week resources may also be of interest:

"American Library Association Shamed," by Nat Hentoff, Laurel Leader-Call, 2 March 2007.

"Banned Books Week and the ALA," by Dennis Ingolfsland, The Recliner Commentaries, 4 August 2009.

"'Censors' Are So Scary," by Annoyed Librarian, Library Journal, 6 October 2008.

"Finding Censorship Where There Is None," by Mitchell Muncy, Wall Street Journal, 24 September 2009, p.W13.

"National Hogwash Week," as coined by Thomas Sowell. And this resource has a long, updated list of BBW-related articles.

"US Libraries Hit Back Over Challenges to Kids Books," by Sara Hussein, Agence France-Presse [AFP], 6 September 2009.

"Various Humbugs Regarding Banned Books Week, by Mateo Palos, Mateo Palos, 27 September 2009.

artificiallymythic said...

It's quite something, isn't it - that in the western world where "freedom of speech" is apparently held in such high regard, there can still be banned books.

Nice bracelet!