Friday, October 1, 2010

Banned Books #5

Today is our last day for celebrating Banned Books Week this year. We will leave our books display up for another week or so, though.

Check out this cool graphic from Good magazine. It is a great visual for communicating a lot of information about why these were the most targeted books for censorship. Click on the graphic to zoom in for a closer look.

Twitter has had a big role in helping authors defend their books against challenges this year. Laurie Halse Anderson defended her book Speak against charges that it was "soft pornography" by using Twitter. Sherman Alexie (Absolutely True Diary...) and Ellen Hopkins (Crank) fought back on Twitter as well.

This video is from last year, but it's awsome!

Check out our other 2010 Banned Books Week Posts: #1 , #2, #3, #4.

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