Today is the first day of Banned Books Week, and this year marks its 30th year. Tuesday, I’ll be posting an essay on one of my favorites, To Kill A Mockingbird–mostly as a reminder to myself of how important it is to stand up against the challenging or banning of books. Some of my other favorites books that have seen opposition include
- The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger,
- Beloved by Toni Morrison,
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, and
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Do you have a favorite? Please share it in the comments below. Better yet, write something somewhere about why it is important to you, and post a link in the comments.
And for a list of classics that have been banned, check out this ALA List of classics that have been challenged or banned. – Meg