Banned Books Week, September 22−28, 2013

Banned Books week resources here – most challenged, court cases and more.

We take books and freedom of expression for granted while at the same time often denying their influence on real life (it’s just a story!).

But consider throughout history, conquerors from the Romans to religious fanatics of all kinds (the list is long) have burned libraries and banned languages, knowing this is the ultimate way to control people.

Freedom to think is the power to choose your own narratives, and perhaps different ones than some would prefer.

Because it’s not just a story, after all.

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2 thoughts on “Banned Books Week, September 22−28, 2013

  1. Paying special attention to this kind of censorship in the modern era is akin to having a yearly festival around “No more hangings!”. Or maybe promoting on a college campus that everyone should READ. Instead, try yelling out the library door at the top of your voice, “We’re out of touch!”

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