09/26/2005: Banned Book Week...
“The world of ideas has always been a contentious one but from its beginning, the U.S. has been a leader in protecting freedom of expression and access to the widest possible range of ideas.
This concept is being reinforced by both Banned Books Week and Library Card Sign- up Month.
Very few books are actually banned, but many are the subject of moves to restrict public access to them. Among the most challenged authors recently are Toni Morrison, Robert Cormier and Maurice Sendak.
There are more than 32-thousand libraries across the nation, about half of them open to the public. Most of the remainder specialize, such as law and medicine or belong to colleges and universities.
US News Wire.
Maurice Sendak??? Oh yeah, let’s ban one of my favorite author’s subversive books for children-- like “Where the Wild Things Are”, or maybe his poems like “Chicken Soup With Rice.”
Karen on 09.26.05 @ 08:05 AM CST