Ah, banned books. And challenged books. You can read my opinion about it in my answer to a Booking Through Thursday earlier this year. There’s this awesome thing we can do to combat these bans and challenges: Banned Books Week! It’s going to be September 24th through October 1st this year. You can read more about it through this link.
What can you do during Banned Books Week? One of the suggestions is to, simply enough, read a banned book! You can choose a book from any one of the lists found on the site (navigate with links on sidebar, they have them separated by year/author). There are plenty of banned books that I’ve been wanting to read. I’ve chosen to read Sarah Ockler’s Twenty Boy Summer. It was recently banned from some school library shelves. You can read about this decision here (and Sarah's response here).
During that week, there’s going to be a Banned Books Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and I Read Banned Books. If you join in the Hop, you need to host a giveaway where you give away a banned book. I’m going to be participating and giving away a banned book of the winner’s choice. I’ll be coming up with a list of 10 books or so as examples of what you can choose.
I hope you all join in at the end of the month for Banned Books Week. I’m planning on making the most of it this year so that it’s extremely fun. ^_^