As a current teacher, and a librarian wannabe, I am really glad to be participating in this Blog Hop. I think it is very important that all people get the chance to read what they want. No one should be able to tell another person what they can or can’t read (except parents and their children) just because there is something in the book they don’t like or agree with. One of the banned books I’ve picked below as one of my favorites is all about a girl who is on drugs and her life is just horrible. But reading it in high school didn’t make me want to do drugs, and didn’t glamorize it in any way. It just gave me a look into that world, one that I would never have seen, and helped to give me some empathy for people who did find themselves in that situation.
This is the 30th Anniversary of Banned Book Week as put on by ALA, the American Library Association. Some of the books I found on the list are just unimaginable as to why they could possibly be on there. You can get more information about that from the ALA website.
For my giveaway you can choose one of my 10 favorite banned books shown below. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below that. And be sure to go check out the other links in the Linky below for some other great giveaways and stops about Banned Books.