Celebrating Literature: Banned Books Week

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“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.” — Fahrenheit 451

From September 22-28, if you don’t already do so on a regular basis, celebrate the freedom to read with Banned Books Week. To get an idea of what books are being banned, the American Library Association maintains a map of the US of where books have been challenged and/or banned since 2007.

View Book Bans and Challenges, 2007-2011 in a larger map

There is also a category on Acid Free Pulp, which organizes the posts that are concerned with Banned Books (when I remember to tag them). Take a look here.

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2 comments

  1. Honestly, I was surprised how often books are being banned in general throughout the US. I think I’ve been living in la la land where I just assumed it occasionally happened in backwards town in the South.

    When will be learn that this is not a good thing??

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