Sunday, September 26, 2010

Celebrate Banned Books Week


The last week of September is traditionally Banned Books Week in the United States.

It doesn't take much to become a banned book. Merely, the word of an uninformed bigot and the tacit support of a silent administrator can bring public censure to a work of art.

Most of my favorite authors are banned somewhere in the US. Most of Twain, a bit of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Dahl, Capote, Alice Walker, and Webster's Dictionary. You could posit that a book not on the list is not worth the trouble of reading.

For further info check out Google's Banned Book link

Stamp out prejudice, Read.

Toad

6 comments:

LPC said...

Go you. *fist pump* :)

Dumbwit Tellher said...

double 'fist bump'!!

ADG said...

Books. Damn...I spent a small fortune on 'em this weekend...partly thanks to you.

Jane K. Schott said...

Dearest Toad...I could not help but take note of your post this morning and also do a blurb on the "Banned Books Week". Your sentiments were inspiring.

I hope you don't mind...www.empressoftheeye.blogspot.com

Your devoted follower.

In The Littoral said...

Amen!

Kathy said...

I'm privileged to work in a more enlightened school district. Most of the books on that list are still taught here. We do have the occasional run-in with the uninformed, but thankfully it's rare.