In honor of Banned Books Week (9/26-10/3/09), I would like to encourage you to read banned books, encourage others to read banned books, and open a dialogue about censorship and free speech.
I recommend Laurie Halse Anderson’s post last week regarding the attempts to ban her books, Twisted and Speak.
I applaud Ms. Anderson’s calm manner in writing about this issue. And I applaud her writing. Period. She is one of my inspirations. She tackles hard teen issues in a way that teens and adults can appreciate and learn from.
Read Speak, Twisted, or Wintergirls this week, or any of the books listed on the Banned Books website.
In the comments, tell me what you think.